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Greene Book Recommendations

August, 2016

By: Ruta Sepetys
Joana, Heinz, Klaus, and Emilia are part of a small group of refugees, desperate to escape the advancing Soviet soldiers in the waning days of World War II. The mysterious Florian reluctantly joins their group. Alfred is a young, proud German sailor serving on the Wilhelm Gustloff. Alternating from four different points of view, the author creates a captivating and tragic story about the horror and senselessness of war. Although written for a mature teen audience, adults will thoroughly enjoy this excellent piece of historical fiction.

July, 2016

By: Fredrik Backman
Ove is a curmudgeon in his late fifties, recently widowed, and forced into retirement. A stickler for rules, he sees the world in black and white. When a young family moves in next door, his world is slowly turned upside down. Readers will be enchanted by this feel-good story by first time novelist Fredrik Backman.