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Book recommendations via Zoom to the Women’s Political Collaborative

BookManBookWoman Zoom with WPC April 2, 2020

Saralee’s Books (BookWoman – Saralee Terry Woods)

  1. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (A thriller and controversial bestseller about why a mother
    risked her life and her child’s to escape to the USA )
  2. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (Churchill family 1940)
  3. My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth (retelling of Lolita)
  4. The Authenticity Project by Claire Pooley (blank journal completed and shared by strangers)
  5. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Single woman who nannies & wealthy privileged blogger)
  6. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (two sisters, one who nurses & the other does
  7. The Woman’s Hour –The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss (takes place in Nashville
    100 years ago, Suffragettes vs. the establishment)
  8. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (historical fiction about CIA & Dr. Zhivago & women who
    worked in DC)
  9. The Swallows by Lisa Lutz (prep school social hierarchy and the female teacher who exposes the
    dark secrets)
  10. Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (author of The Family Fang has written a fun story of a
    powerful political family in Tennessee who will go to any length to hide the special “gifts” of
    their children)
  11. Bluebird, Bluebird & Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke (an African American Texas Ranger
    exposes racism and crime in Texas)
  12. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendricks (what appears to be a
    book club for suburban Charleston women is not).
  13. Late Migrations – A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl (brilliant essays by
    Nashvillian who also authors a column for The New York Times)
  14. Entering the Passion of Jesus – A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (an
    interpretation that only the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at
    Vanderbilt University Divinity School, could author)
  15. The Hope of Glory – Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross by Jon Meacham
    (Meacham’s stresses Jesus message of love instead of hate)

Larry’s Books (BookMan – Larry D. Woods)

  1. 100 Books that Changed the Word by Scott Christianson (Larry agrees with 62 of the 100 titles)
  2. Losing Power – African Americans and Racial Polarization in Tennessee Politics by Sekou
    Franklin and Ray Block, Jr. (African American politics in Nashville and in Tennessee)
  3. The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee by Dr. Bobby Lovett (a thorough history of the
  4. How to Survive Anything – From Animal Attacks to the End of the World (And Everything in
    Between) by Tim Macwelch and the editors of Outdoor Life (need Larry say more)
  5. The Cartel by Don Winslow (First mystery in his trilogy about Narco-Terrorism & politics)
  6. The Museum of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman (another great Alex Delaware thriller)
  7. The Deserter by Nelson DeMille (did the Army captain really desert & what’s he doing in Venezuela)
  8. Theodora: Empress of Byzantium (the second most powerful person in the world in the Sixth Century)
  9. Fallen by Karin Slaughter (one of the very best crime novelists, set in Georgia)
  10. The Bill of the Century – the Epic Battle for The Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen (the drafting and passage of the Civil Rights law in the 1960’s)
  11. The Crowded Hour – Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders and the Dawn of the American Century by Clay Risen (Life of one of our great President’s)
  12. Justice for All – Earl Warren and the Nation He Made by Jim Newton ( the life of Earl Warren)
  13. Chief Justice – A Biography of Earl Warren by Ed Clay (Warren’s greatness as a Supreme Court Justice)
  14. Thurgood Marshall – Justice for All by Roger Goldman and the David Gallen (the 20 th Century’s greatest lawyer)
  15. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin (murder in Caribbean and confronting the suspect in New York)
  16. Maphead by Ken Jennings (memoir of the all-time Jeopardy champion)
  17. The Burn by Kathleen Kent (great crime novel featuring a female Dallas police detective)
  18. Rush to Justice? By Jerry Summers (the 1958 Impeachment of a Chattanooga Judge by the Tennessee General Assembly)
  19. The Warehouse by Rob Hart (suspense story set in an “Amazon” like warehouse)
  20. Long Range by C.J. Box (another excellent Wyoming state ranger detective story)
  21. A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (mystery featuring the disappearance of a national park ranger in Alaska)
  22. This Changes Everything – Capitalism versus the Climate by Naomi Klein (our failing efforts to  save our own climate)