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Sasee Reads!: June 2021

The Silent Patient

Written by Alex Michaelides

Cover of The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient is a deep mystery of murder, love, and retaliation. It is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband–and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. This fast-paced story will keep you intrigued from the beginning. This book has a big plot twist that makes you want to read more psychological thrillers. It takes a mastermind to pull off such a mind-blowing twist. I could have never imagined the ending as it was very unexpected.

Alicia Berenson is a very successful painter who is found guilty of shooting her husband. This leads her to be thrown into a psychiatric facility. Since this horrifying event, Alicia doesn’t speak a word of what happened. This results in her case being dismissed and she is found guilty of the murder.

Why would Alicia murder her husband in cold blood and choose to not speak about her actions? This is the main mystery that has to be solved. The author of the novel wrote this story in such a way that it makes the reader more curious with every passing chapter.

Educated: A Memoir

Written by Tara Westover

Cover of Educated: A Memoir

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Educated was a whirlwind of emotions to read. At one point you could be crying and at the next, you could be screaming at the book. There were so many unexpected events that happened to Tara and her family. You could never imagine that these sorts of things happen to people. Tara provides entries from her personal journals, which really makes the reader feel as if they were there when she wrote it. Tara also provides very detailed accounts of all the events that happened to her.

Freddie & Me

Written by Tripp Bowden

Cover of Freddie & Me

Freddie & Me is a heartwarming tale of two unlikely friends and their uncommon bond forged through sport. If you need a wonderful gift idea for an avid golfer, this would be an awesome book to gift. Though he was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Tripp Bowden was too young and too removed from the game of golf to realize what Augusta National really meant to his town, the world, and the sport. But all that changed once Bowden’s father, a renowned local doctor, introduced him to one of his patients, Freddie Bennett, the legendary Augusta National caddie master. Though Bowden was a white child of considerable privilege and Bennett was an older black gentleman of more modest means, the two formed an unusual bond. It was Freddie who introduced Bowden to the game of golf, a sport that would one day earn him a Division 1 golf scholarship and lead him to the final stage of a British Open qualifier. But it was the lessons Freddie taught Bowden off the course that had their most profound impact on his life. Through Freddie and his particular brand of homespun wisdom, the author learned invaluable lessons about personal responsibility, hard work, and respect for others regardless of age, race, or religion. He also learned that there is much more to life than just playing golf.


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