Summer Reading on The Point with Mindy Todd
Today’s show was pre-recorded, so if you have some great suggestions for summer reading just let us know, and we’ll add them to this list. It was a joy to have Mary Fran Buckley, co-owner of Eight Cousins Bookshop, join us for this show, and we look forward to having her return. You can read the summer reading article from the Falmouth Enterprise here.
Mary Fran’s Picks
The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher
A Town Like Alice by Neville Schute
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry by Stephen Brown and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The autobiography of Virgil Thomson first introduced me to the Stettheimer sisters. Head to page 308 in the Library of America volume The State of Music & other writings for a great introduction to these astonishing sisters. The autobiography itself is a great read. As Thomson writes: “The sisters were three — Ettie, Florine, and Carrie — all of uncertain age; and they lived with their invalid mother in the most ornate apartment house I have ever seen — a florid Gothic structure called Alwyn Court, at Fifty-eighth Street and Seventh Avenue.”
Cape Cod Notebook: an alternative guidebook to the beaches of Cape Cod by Betsy Medvedovsky
A Cape Cod Notebook by Robert Finch
A Cape Cod Notebook 2 by Robert Finch
Collected Millar: the master at her zenith by Margaret Millar. (Includes her novel Beast in View.) While you are waiting for a CLAMS library to order the Collected Millar, try Women Crime Writers: four suspense novels of the 1950s which also includes Beast in View!
Murder in the Manuscript Room by Con Lehane
Widow’s Wreath by Cynthia Riggs
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
Look at the photo on this page closely, and you’ll find some books that we didn’t have time for! It does seem that I always bring more books than we need out of an abundant fear of dead radio air!