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Books from this summer

The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks Manipulative and sappy. The Inner Circle by T.C. Boyle Well-written but I had to force myself to finish this, because of the subject, I guess. It’s about Alfred Kinsey, the sex researcher. I think the book is ultimately pretty moral, but it was still difficult to read. Out of the Blue by Sally Mandel I think this is classified as a romance, and apparently it didn’t do very well. But maybe that’s because it has more substance than your typical romance—the main character has MS, and her struggles are eye-opening and touching. I enjoyed the story very much. The Southwest Corner by Mildred Walker I don’t even know where we got this little book published by some university press. It’s about an elderly lady who decides that she can’t live in her huge house alone anymore during Vermont winters and how she remedies the situation. I liked it. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare I read this a long time ago, but it was good the second time, …