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Abingdon Book Group Recommended Reads

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The Abingdon Book Group meets monthly at the Abingdon Library in Harford County. Here are some books the group recommends, including titles old & new.

  One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus. 1998. In 1875, white women go out west to marry Cheyenne husbands. Their stories are reflected in May Dodd’s humorous & perceptive journals. 

  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford. 2009. Set in Seattle & the internment camps of Japanese Americans during WW2, this heartwarming  debut novel tells the story of widower Henry Lee.

  The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman. 2011. Pregnant & bedridden, Tess Monaghan tries to solve the mystery of a missing woman in a green coat. Light & breezy, this is a quick read.

  Jarrettsville: a Novel by Cornelia Nixon. 2009. Based on a true story from 1869, Jarrettsville follows the moments after Martha Jane Cairnes murders her fiance.

  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 2009. This epic novel set in India , Ethiopia & New York City follows the lives of a doctor, a nun, & twin boys. The practice of medicine is interwoven through the plot.

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