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It’s “beach read” season, and, this month, Sasee has something for everyone! Salomé by Patti Rutka The story of Salomé has been told through the ages and is written in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark. Patti Rutka delves into the biblical story and looks beyond the beheading of John the Baptist and what circumstances […]

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake When was the last time you wrote page after page of a letter to someone you love? What would happen if the postmistress failed to deliver the mail? These days, handwritten letters are a dying art form but during the World War II era they were the primary means of […]

Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani From this day forward, Adriana Trigiani will be an author you will want to read, and you may as well start with her latest bestseller, Very Valentine, a contemporary family saga that is full of colorful characters, Italian recipes, romance, travel and SHOES. This may be the first in a […]

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón In 2004, Carlos Ruiz Zafón made his English language debut with the international best seller The Shadow of the Wind. It is in this novel where you first visit “The Library of Forgotten Books,” a sanctuary of books either to be rescued or buried. The Angel’s Game, Zafón’s […]

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife is a compelling tale that interweaves the history of the Mormon Church with a modern day murder mystery. Penny Rosner reviewed this novel at the January meeting of the Chapter 9 book club. Ann Eliza Young separates from her husband, Mormon Church Founder and […]

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving Last Night in Twisted River is John Irving’s twelfth novel that maybe only a true Irving fan will love. I am such a fan. I think John Irving is one of the great, unique contemporary authors of our time. Works like Cider House Rules, A Prayer for […]

Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl November is the perfect time to read Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires; it’s all about FOOD in the Big Apple. In the season of Thanksgiving, many of us cook and cook some more, watch parades and football, but FEAST most of all. Reichl was the New York Times Restaurant […]

South of Broad by Pat Conroy For Pat Conroy fans, the fourteen year wait is over! His new novel, South of Broad, is a beautiful yet heartbreaking, story of the bonds formed by faith, family and friendship. Conroy, a son of the south, once again weaves a masterful story set against the beautiful backdrop of […]

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson People in Pakistan and Afghanistan drink three cups of tea to do business. The first time tea is shared you are a stranger, the second time you become a friend or honored guest, the third time you become family. Three Cups of Tea should be read for its […]

Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, is a book that you will not want to end, yet, you will not be able to put it down. The inside jacket cover does not give you any information about the novel except that this is a story of two women with a special story, and once you’ve read […]

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