Capital Region Reads: ‘The Lincoln Highway’ and ‘Set Boundaries, Find Peace’


For this edition of Capital Region Reads, Tenaya Bannon, local history librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, offers up two recommendations. The first is ideal for those looking for a madcap adventure and the second is for anyone looking for a bit of peace. 

“The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles

Towles’ popular and critically well-received “A Gentleman in Moscow” was about a man trapped in one place. His newest is about, among other things, the open road. In 1950s America, Emmett, recently released from juvenile detention and newly orphaned, decides to pick up his little brother in Nebraska and head to California, where they can start a new life, and maybe find the mother who deserted them so many years ago. But Duchess, his friend who escaped from the same facility, has other ideas. And Duchess is nothing if not persuasive.

“Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself” by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Even if you think you’re a pro at setting boundaries, this book is worth a look. The author has a following on Instagram for a good reason. It’s remarkable how many difficulties we have in life can be a result of not knowing and honoring our own boundaries, and how with a little preparation, we can become adept at setting them gently but firmly. Work, home, families, friends, even ourselves. A slim volume with a hefty impact.

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