If you’re looking for a good read over the long holiday weekend, Susan Novotny, owner of the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza is here to help. She recommends two fast-paced reads, one that is perfect for Memorial Day and one psychological thriller.
“Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and his Family’s Quest to Bring him Home,” by Sally Mott Freeman
A fascinating look at World War II through the lens of one family in NJ whose three sons are all in the Navy. Ironically, it is the son with the “safe” job who winds up being captured by the Japanese. Note: Author is the niece of the captured officer, Barton Cross.
“Since We Fell,” by Dennis Lehane
After a mental breakdown, Rachel retreats to home, husband and the life of an agoraphobic. Her husband travels abroad much of time. One day she ventures into town, sees her husband and her life begins to unravel. Lehane’s signature grasp of the Boston environment makes this taut, tense psychological thriller well worth the read.