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2017 Adult Summer Reading Book Reviews

The Baker's Secret

by Stephen Kiernan

Adult Summer Reading 2017

Review by Anne Coughlin of The Baker's Secret by Stephen Kiernan

Perservering, indomitable, self-sacrificing describe the heroine Emma,of Vergers Normandy in the months preceding D-Day, June 6, 1944. We get vivid pictures of the townspeople and the German occupying force. At times the situation does not seem pssible to get any worse, but it does.

2 Thumbs up!

One Perfect Lie

by Lisa Scottoline

Adult Summer Reading 2017

Review by Anne Coughlin of One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline.

One perfect town until federal forces believe the stage is being set for a tragedy on the anniversary of the Omaha bombing. Romance, suspense, twists kept me on the end until the final pages.

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The Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust

by Jane Marks

Adult Summer Reading 2017

Review by Anne Coughlin of The Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust by Jane Marks

Secret survivors have two meanings. One meaning is the fear and reluctance to share their stoies. That is until the First International Gathering of Children Hidden During World War II held in NYC in 1991. Survivors suddenly realized they were not alone. Others shared that terrible time. The second meaning relates to their identities being hidden in orphanages, with childless couples, etc.

The basic question "Who am I?" presented challenges as children were wrenched from loving families, placed in confusing scary situations, and then reassimilated into their birth families.

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