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Greene Book Recommendations

September, 2014

By: Gillian Flynn
It's Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. When Nick arrives home he discovers the signs of a struggle, and Amy has vanished. The police immediately suspect Nick of foul play. Did he kill her? What really happened? Once you start this book, there's no way to put it down until the very last page.
By: Thomas Keneally
In 1915, sisters Naomi and Sally Durance leave Australia to serve as army nurses. Their first experience of battle is while serving on the hospital ship Archimedes at the Battle of Gallipoli. They both survive the sinking of the hospital ship while many of the wounded drown. The war brings the sisters closer to each other, and they become friends which had never been the case in Australia. Throughout the war, they witness horrible carnage as well as great bravery and generosity. Fans of well-written historical fiction will enjoy this novel.

August, 2014

By: Torre DeRoche
Australian Torre DeRoche is spending a year working in San Francisco when she is swept off her feet by the handsome Ivan, a native Argentinian. Torre had promised her family that she would return to Australia after one year, but Ivan has presented a different offer. He suggests that she join him on a sail across the Pacific. Torre is forced to overcome her extreme fear of the ocean in the name of love. Readers will be captivated by Torre's transformation from a fearful traveler to a competent sailor.
By: Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is the first book in the Flavia de Luce series. Readers will be charmed by Flavia, an aspiring chemist with a fascination for poison. In the sleepy village of Bishop's Lacey, England in 1950, Flavia awakes in the wee hours of the morning one day to discover a dying man in the cucumber patch. Her father is accused of the murder, and Flavia will stop at nothing to prove his innocence. Riding her trusty bicycle, Gladys, Flavia stays one step ahead of the local police as she pieces together the background of the victim and the identification of the murderer. Author Alan Bradley has followed up with five more Flavia de Luce novels. The audio version of this series is delightfully narrated by the very talented Jane Entwistle.