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> Granite State Readers Recommend

Somersworth, NH

Debora Longo [Obtober 2008]

Librarian, Somersworth Public Library

Please read both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini. Self described by the author as his men's and women's books respectively about his native Afghanistan, his characters leap off the page and into your heart from the first. I had to remind myself that I was reading novels, the books rang so true. And they are just as good in audiobook, with the a great rendering by the author for The Kite Runner.

Debora Longo [Fall 2006]
Librarian, Somersworth Public Library

If you like gentle British mysteries, try Deborah Crombie's series of novels featuring Inspector Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James of Scotland Yard. The plots revolve around the Inspector's personal life and the interplay between Kincaid and James adds a touch of potential romance. I've read A Share In Death and All Shall Be Well and I can't wait to dive into Leave the Grave Green. Don't forget to have a spot of tea and cakes beside your chair!

 

Cynthia G. Riley [Fall 2005]
Librarian, Somersworth High School

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins N.H. native John Perkins tells his own story in this account of corporate power, greed and corruption. It ties a lot of current events together, explaining better than many available sources the tragedy of the haves and the have-nots, and the "why do they hate us?" question.

Cynthia G. Riley [March 2005]
Librarian, Somersworth High School

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. The book is rich and complex, woven with personal, historical and political detail, set in the south of India. Imagery is vivid and emotion powerful. It's a gem.

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