Greene Book Recommendations
By: Daisy Goodwin
Author Daisy Goodwin brings young Queen Victoria to life in this excellent piece of biographical fiction. Kept isolated from society by her mother and her mother's confidante Lord Conroy, Victoria chafes at this lifestyle. She knows that Conroy only wants to gain power and wealth for himself through her. When Victoria's uncle dies, she becomes queen and begins to assert herself, much to Conroy's dismay. An effort by another uncle to be named regent is unsuccessful as Victoria begins to bloom and find the confidence to make her own decisions. Readers who enjoy this book will undoubtedly feast upon the PBS production of Victoria.
By: Amy Poeppel
Kate gives up graduate school to pursue a life in Paris with her French boyfriend. He, however, greets her at the airport with the news that he is breaking up with her. Devastated, Kate returns to New York City, unable to function. After a disastrous interview at a private school, Kate is shocked to find herself hired as an admissions officer. Slowly, she begins to heal from her heartbreak and to flourish in her new job. The author pokes fun at the manners and customs of wealthy New Yorkers. Readers will cheer Kate on as she becomes more confident and empathetic.