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Adult Summer Reading Book Reviews

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by John David Anderson

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Aimee Shaffer of Posted by John David Anderson

This is an amazingly well written book that should be required reading for every child heading to middle school. It’s surprisingly profound and could definitely be a game changer for the fight against bullying. I highly recommend it regardless of your age.

A Touch of Stardust

by Kate Alcot

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Carol Johnson of A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

A fun and informative read for fans of old Hollywood. The action takes place in late 1938-1939 during the making of Gone with the Wind. Fictional and non-fictional characters are part of the story. A young woman goes to Hollywood to become a screenwriter. Before that dream comes true she is employed as a personal assistant to Carole Lombard. She meets Andy, an assistant producer to David O. Selznick and falls in love. Andy is Jewish and worries about his grandparents left in Berlin, Germany, and wants to do something to help the war effort even though the U.S. is not yet involved. Julie (and the reader) is privy to all the troubles, delays, and squabbles during the making of GWTW and the glorious night in December, 1939, when the film debuted in Atlanta, GA. Through Andy we see the conflict between being involved in the make believe world of Hollywood and the real world on the brink of war.

The Story: The Bible As One Continuing Story of God and His People

by Randy Frazee

Adult Summer Reading 2018

Review by Tonda Campbell of The Story: The Bible As One Continuing Story of God and His People by Randy Frazee

The Story is an awesome way to read The Bible. It is written in the form of a literary novel. I would recommend it to others. The Story is an excellent way to have small group discussions. There are no right or wrong answers in small groups. Everyone has a story to tell as well as different life experiences. The Story is available in print ( King James Version or New International Version), audiobook, ebook, and church/Bible Study Planning Kit. Words cannot express how I just loved reading and sharing with others. I think this literary selection would be great for The Wadsworth Library Adult or kids, and teens small group Bible study and so many others.