Blog Post: Free Friday Recommendations

I just finished Promises Kept — a powerful book about Holocaust survivor, Ernst Michel.  I found myself constantly quoting excerpts from the book to my husband regarding the number of Jews transported and killed.  Incredible that anyone could overcome what happened during that time.  I’m now reading The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go by Mary Lou Quinlan.  I first heard about God boxes from a lady I know who makes her own God boxes, turning conflicts over to a higher power as a way of resolution.  I was intrigued by Quinlan’s memoir and her discovery of 10 God boxes her mother had kept over the years, revealing bits and pieces of her life and those she touched. It’s a well-written weekend read.

I also recently checked out from the library I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, Nora Ephron’s latest, only to find out that she passed away this week, one day after I checked out her book.  : (   And, the latest by David Sedaris, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk … who can resist? : )

What are YOU reading, and what do you recommend?  Are you taking part in the Prescott Memoir Project?  Comment on my blog or email me for more information!

If you’ve been following this blog, you know I have a Barnes and Noble Nook, and am addicted to Free Friday Downloads.  Today’s is below.

Free Fridays: Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

by JeremyCesarec 7 hours ago
Categories: Free Fridays
Beloved YA author Jodi Lynn Anderson’s Peaches is an irresistible summer read.

Three girls from very different backgrounds all converge during summer break on a Georgia peach orchard. Birdie’s dad owns the farm, her cousin Leeda is visiting for the summer, and Murphy is working on the farm as part of a public service punishment for some teenage mistakes. As the lazy southern summer passes, these three Georgia ‘peaches’ form an unlikely friendship, find themselves wading into the waters of teenage summer love, and learn life lessons along the way. Following their adventures will make you pine for those simple summers of days gone by.

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