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Scarsdale's Summer Reading List

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Judy Herman, Scarsdale resident, has been spending some of her summer engrossed in and discussing books as many other Scarsdale residents have done.

Herman, a member of the Westchester Reform Temple evening reading club, has recently finished “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks and “Unbroken: A World War II Airman’s Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.

“Caleb’s Crossing is historical fiction so it gives the reader a slice of American history that we don’t often here about,” said Herman of this book that takes place in Martha’s Vineyard in the 1600s about the first Native American to attend Harvard University. Herman said her book club had mixed reviews about "Caleb’s Crossing" and that most members of her book club enjoyed Brook’s "The People of the Book" more.

Herman said members of her book club also had varying views of "Unbroken," saying some members really enjoyed the book while others thought parts were too gruesome and certain sections were too long.

"I personally thought it was very interesting. I previously knew very little about how our American soldiers were treated by Japan,” said Herman.

“Caleb’s Crossing” and “Unbroken: A World War II Airman’s Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” are two of the most popular books being read by Scarsdale residents this summer. Below is a full list of the most heavily reserved books at the Scarsdale Public Library this summer:

Fiction

"Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See

"Caleb’s Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks

"Sixth Man" by David Baldacci

"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett

"Paris Wife" by Paula McLain

Non-Fiction

"In the Graden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin" by Erik Larson

"Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" by David McCullough

"Bossypants" by Tina Fey

"Unbroken: A World War II Airman’s Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand

"2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America" by Albert Brooks

What books would you recommend to other Scarsdale residents? Please share below.

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