More of Santa's Recommended Reads
● By Robert Frey
Book Review December 2017 - Part 2
By Raymond “Ray” Saadi — Book Editor
THE LAST BALLARD
By Wiley Cash (William Morrow $26.99)
Cash follows up his best seller, “A Land More Kind Than Home,” with this heartbreaking story of Ella May Wiggins, inspired by the actual 1929 Loray Mill worker strike for equal wages in Gastonia, Carolina.
THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE
By David Lagercrantz (Knopf $27.95)
The formidable Lisbeth Salander struggles to reform a prison while searching for her true identity in this continuation of the David Lagercrantz millennium series.
THE ROOSTER BAR
By John Grisham (Doubleday $28.95)
When three students realize the owner of their diploma mill law school has scammed them they drop out and practice law without a degree. This makes for some interesting situations when the FBI gets involved.
By Michael Lesy W.W.Norton & Company Inc. ($49.95)
These two hundred plus brilliant black and white images show us a past that foreshadows our future. Vividly nostalgic for a time we never knew and can’t remember.
PENGUINS OF AMERICA
By James & Jack Patterson with Florence Yue & Illustrations by James Madsen
(Little, Brown $20)
Inspired by James’ son, Jack when he was only five, the duo imagines Marylyn in “Gentlemen Prefer Penguins,” “Kinky Flippers,” “Einstein” and “Bogart” Penguins. Suitable for Ages 1 to 91.
IN THE TIME OF JOY AND WONDER
By Paul Schexnayder (UL Press $20)
The fantastical tale of a king, a Trojan horse, a blue monkey and their exploration of a very small island with a mysteriously beached boat. Beautifully written and illustrated by the New Iberia author.
By James Martin S.J. (Orbis Books $22)
Fans of FatherMartin will find a treasury of his best articles, previously published and selected by James T. Keane, who also wrote the introduction. Turn to any page and you’ll find why he’s considered “the best spiritual writer of our time.”