Laona’s November Recommendation

Incendiary by Chris Cleave

“I just finished Chris Cleave’s Incendiary.  This was Cleave’s first novel (he also wrote Gold and Little Bee).  It is an intense and moving portrait of a distraught British woman surviving the aftermath of one of Osama Bin Laden’s (fictional) attacks.  The book is written as a letter to Osama Bin Laden after her four-year-old son and her husband are killed in a massive suicide bomb attack at a soccer match in London.  This is not a pretty story, and the main character is far from perfect.  This novel is of the same style as Cleave’s second book, Little Bee, a powerfully heartbreaking story about a painful topic we’d prefer not to think about”.

Read about or request Incendiary from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

1) Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

2) The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing

3) Blues Dancing by Diane McKinney-Whetstone

3 Similar Reads (Nonfiction)

1) A Decade of Hope by Dennis Smith

2) Middletown, America by Gail Sheehy

3) A Widow’s Walk by Marian Fontana


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