I’ve been having a great time this summer with the books I’ve been reading during my commute. Here are a few that I would like to recommend. Fair warning: my taste in books is eclectic, to put it mildly!
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner is about a Cambodian child and her family during the worst of times, when the Pol Pot regime enslaved the entire population and killed a third of their people. Think your life is tough? Take a look at this.
Blood Feud by Edward Klein was a revelation. It gave me a whole new appreciation for the savvy of Bill Clinton while making me shake my head at the cluelessness of the Obamas. If true, it’s also quite terrifying that Obama’s regime was ready to unfairly throw Hillary Clinton under the proverbial bus over Benghazi. Read it to find out the stories behind the headlines.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman is a great read. It’s also the most beautiful cautionary tale I’ve ever read about the fact that less-than-proper actions have powerful consequences. A childless Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife find a dead man and a baby washed up, in a rowboat, on their island beach. The wife persuades the husband to not report the dead father so they can keep the baby…then later find out the babe’s real mother is still alive…
Finally, there’s The Afterlife of Billy Fingers by Annie Kagan. “Billy Fingers” was the “street name” of the author’s late brother who died after a lifetime full of all kinds of trouble. Did he visit her from The Other Side? Pick up a copy and find out!