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Book Bags offer summer reading fare

Some of the members of Book Bags, the oldest continuous book club in Gothenburg, shared what they think are good summer reads.

The Book Bags were featured in last week’s issue of The Times.

Books include:

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel” a humorous novel by Maria Semple that follows a mother/daughter relationship in an absurd world.

“Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell, a former writer for the Omaha World Herald. Star-crossed 16-year-olds in Omaha tells of their brave and awkward attempts at finding happiness.

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green is narrated by a 16-year-old cancer patient who attends a support group, where she meets and falls in love with 17-year-old victim of cancer.

“The Lemon Jelly Cake” by Madeline Smith. Told through the eyes of a young child, the story takes readers back to summers long ago that celebrate the beauty of a simpler time while illuminating human stories that never change.

“True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters” by Elisabeth Robinson. A delightful novel about the relationship between two sisters told through the correspondence of one sister to a variety of people.

“The Persian Pickle Club” by Sandra Dallas goes back to the 1930s when hard times have hit a small Kansas town. When a new member of the Persian Pickle Club stirs up a dark secret, the women must band together to support and protect one another.

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