Book rec­om­men­da­tions from the Biblioracl­e

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - BOOKS -

John Warner tells read­ers what book to pick up next, based on the last five ti­tles they’ve read.

1. “Un­shel­tered” by Bar­bara King­solver

2. “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny

3. “The Turner House” by An­gela Flournoy

4. “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro

5. “The Book Women of Trou­ble­some Creek” by Kim Michele Richard­son

— Emily M., Skokie

Emily ex­pressed a de­sire for a se­ries. I’m go­ing to rec­om­mend Robert­son Davies’ Dept­ford Tril­ogy, which leads off with “Fifth Busi­ness.”

1. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Mor­ris

2. “Scenes from Pro­vin­cial Life: Boy­hood, Youth, Sum­mer­time” by J.M. Coet­zee

3. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee

4. “Don’t Skip Out on Me” by Willy Vlautin

5. “Call Me by Your Name” by An­dre

Aci­man — Ken S., Glen­coe

This rec­om­men­da­tion can be a lit­tle tricky be­cause the novel is a bit un­con­ven­tional, but I think its themes will res­onate with Ken: “Asym­me­try” by Lisa Hal­l­i­day.

1. “Chances Are …” by Richard Russo

2. “Won­der Boys” by Michael Chabon

3. “Out­side Look­ing In” by T.C. Boyle

4. “Mother­less Brook­lyn” by Jonathan Lethem

5. “The River” by Peter Heller — Jef­frey P., Aurora

Jef­frey’s email sig­na­ture in­di­cates he’s a for­mer cre­ative writ­ing teacher, so I’m go­ing to rec­om­mend a sly lit­tle take on the dy­nam­ics of the writ­ing work­shop: “Blue An­gel” by Francine Prose.

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