June Books

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Since the nuclear meltdown that killed both her parents, Emily Shepard finds herself living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Unfortunately her father was not only a drunk, but in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. And oh, how people would like to get their hands on Emily. 

Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
This historical novel based on the life of Mary Rowlandson is an authentic drama of Indian captivity. In 1676 Mary was captured from her Puritan community and 
sold into the service of a powerful tribal leader. She witnesses the expected brutality, but also unexpected kindness. Based on the true narrative of Mary Rowlandson.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Island Books owner A.J. Fikry is a grumpy guy who has a good reason to be — recently widowed and his prize rare book missing! Little did he know that a strange package and unlikely friendship would save him. Romance, humor and a touch suspense - this little book is a nice read and delightful story. 

The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin
This novel covers Paris in the 1920s to London after the Blitz, and follows two women that discover they share a secret from their past. American Nora Tours travels from her home in southern France to London in search of her missing sixteen-year-old daughter, where she unexpectedly meets up with an old acquaintance, famous model-turned-photographer Lee Miller. Lee became the celebrated mistress of the artist Man Ray. Lee Miller is a real person, but Nora is created to narrate her life from an outsider position. Great book.

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