HOLED UP

Despite the fact that bars are crowded, students are going back to campus, and Governors are opening states up like crazy, the virus is still out there. It never went away, actually. A lot of people think it is now ok to go out there and “act normally.” These people are, in my opinion, foolish.

So, we remain very low profile. We are old, and we want to stay alive.

I have done very little except read. And as a service, here is a list of books that I think you will like.

  • The Lager Queen of Minnesota, by J. Ryan Stradal. You will learn all about beer, but this is also a terrific story about family.
  • Saints for All Occasions, by J. Courtney Sullivan. I loved this book and this writing so much.
  • The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett. Family. A house. Why is the house so important?
  • Modern Lovers, by Emma Straub. Can you go wrong with any of her books? Nope.
  • His Bloody Project, by Graeme Macrae Burnett. A Man Booker Prize winner. Not my usual read, but compelling.
  • Separation Anxiety, by Laura Zigman. She wears her dog. Need I say more?
  • You’ve Been Volunteered, by Laurie Gelman. Very fun and diverting. Just like her other book about being a parent, Class Mom.
  • Gown, by Jennifer Robinson. A wonderful novel about the women who made Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown. Nostalgia at its best.
  • The Rules Do Not Apply, by Ariel Levy. An unforgettable memoir.
  • The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake. I love family sagas. This one is just so good. I wish I could write a book like this.
  • Defending Jacob, by William Landay. The book is so much better than the series, although both were “edge of your seat.”
  • Limelight, by Amy Poeppel. Fun.

Stay in. Stay safe.

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