The Summer Kitchen by Lisa Wingate
The Summer Kitchen is about a woman floundering in her life a bit when she crosses paths with some poor, neglected children. Warning: if your child complains that there's nothing to eat in your house while you're reading this book, you may or may not bite her head off.
This storyline reminded me a bit of Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle, although not nearly as gritty. If you've never read this one, it's a must.
Last summer I made some summer reading recommendations which included a few light beach reads.
A few more books I recommend:
Cleave, Chris - Little Bee
de los Santos, Marisa - Belong To Me
de los Santos, Marisa - Love Walked In
de Rosnay, Tatiana - Sarah's Key
Dubus III, Andre - House of Sand and Fog
Gist, Deanne - The Measure of a Lady
Gregory, Philippa - The Constant Princess
Gruen, Sara - Water For Elephants
Hannah, Kristin - Winter Garden
Hosseini, Khaled - The Kite Runner
Hosseini, Khaled - A Thousand Splendid Suns
Moore, Ann - (#1) Gracelin O'Malley
Moore, Ann - (#2) Leaving Ireland
Moore, Ann - (#3) 'Til Morning Light
Naslund, Sena Jeter - Abundance
Stockett, Kathryn - The Help
These books were recommended to me -
I am hoping to read some of them this summer.
Brooks, Geraldine - Year of Wonders
Chance, Megan - An Inconvenient Wife
Donnelly, Jennifer - The Tea Rose
Donnelly, Jennifer - The Winter Rose
Genova, Lisa - Still Alice
Grissom, Kathleen - The Kitchen House
Gulland, Sandra - The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.
Haddon, Mark - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Hannah, Kristin - Home Front
Henderson, Susan - Up From The Blue
Lamb, Wally - The Hour I First Believed
Lahiri, Jhumpa - Unaccustomed To Earth
Landay, William - Defending Jacob
Lindley, Maureen - The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
Picoult, Jodi - House Rules
See, Lisa - Dreams of Joy
See, Lisa - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Setterfield, Diane - The Thirteenth Tale
Sparks, Nicholas - Safe Haven
Zafon, Carlos Ruiz - Shadow of the Wind
Zusak, Marcus - The Book Thief
Okay give it up - any more recommendations for me? What have you read recently that you couldn't put down??