September Books

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, where both become sweatshop workers. Kimberly gets to attend school during the day and excels. Incredible story and amazing insight into the hope that immigrants have, while struggling to fit in, learn a new language and deal with poverty and injustice. ♥♥♥

Gold by Chris Cleave
Zoe and Kate are world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of cycle training. Fast forward 10 years and it’s London 2012, but there’s only one spot on the Olympic team. Much-much more than a story about racing. ♥♥♥

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer
Willie Sutton’s life is an incredible story told by master story-teller, J.R. Moehringer. Sutton is poor and also trapped in the times-- bank panics, depressions and soaring unemployment. Needing money and wanting to win the girl of his dreams he becomes one of America's most successful bank robbers. Three decades of crime and numerous prison stints, and fearless break-outs, earn him the title of the most dangerous man in New York. Supposedly he never fired a shot, and the public loved him.♥♥♥

Wallace by Jim Gorant
Gorant is the author of The Lost Dogs– one of my favorite dog books. He’s back with another heartwarming story – this time about an unwanted Pit-bull named Wallace. Andrew “Roo” Yori and his wife save Wallace in the nick of time, start training him to pull heavy loads and play competitive Frisbee -- which everyone thinks is a terrible idea. Wallace ends up being a star so the good guys have the last laugh, er, bark. 

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