Laona’s July Recommendation

The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont

“Here is the book description: ‘Devastated by the suicide of his prep-school roommate and disdaining the trappings of his affluent Manhattan life, Jason transfers to another school and bonds with a troubled classmate whose subsequent death compels Jason to uncover the truth, in a tale set against a backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse’. This novel is, without doubt, one of the best I have read thus far in 2012.  Starboard Sea is an examination of a young man’s foray into the risks and pleasures of adulthood.  At times tragic, at other times hopeful, Jason’s story is full of poignancy, painful self-discovery, and reminders how complicated this journey to adulthood can be.  Although this novel is most definitely not a ‘beach read’, this haunting novel, complete with unforgettable descriptions of sailing, is not to be missed”.

Read about it or request it from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

1)  The Secret History by Donna Tartt (Access to library catalog here)

2) Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl (Access to library catalog here)

3) A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine (Access to library catalog here)

3 Similar Reads (Nonfiction)

1) The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan (Access to library catalog here)

2) The Boys of Winter by Wayne R. Coffey (Access to library catalog here)

3) Our Guys by Bernard Lefkowitz (Access to library catalog here)


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