Travel has definitely changed this summer, but one thing many of us have always had in common is the possibility of ‘traveling by book.’ When we choose to journey into the lives of others through their stories, we can stay in our favorite cozy spots here in West Chester & Liberty while seeing the world on the page.
MidPointe Library Adult Programming Coordinator Martha Matthews offers us some recommendations for books to read that will send your mind around the world without ever having to leave your patio.
When We Left Cuba – Chanel Cleeton (2019)
After the Cuban Revolution, sugar heiress Beatriz Perez is left with very little, given the loss of her family and her way of life. The CIA recruits her to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s inner circle as a spy. Between a pursuit of revenge and her hope to regain the happiness of her past life, this exciting tale is sure to keep you on the edge of your lounge chair.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman (2019)
Nina is the only child of a single mom, and she lives a charmed, quiet life. She works in a bookstore, plays trivia with her awesome team and hangs out with her cat. Reading dominates her life in this light and fun book full of winsome characters.
Summer by the Tides – Denise Hunter (2019)
Reuniting with an estranged sister by the seashore, main character Maddy has to confront her past when her grandmother goes missing from her family’s beach house in Sea Haven, North Carolina.