The Reading List

Mukesh Patel has lost his wife to cancer, and is understandably depressed. But when he decides to return a book his wife was reading to the local library, his life begins to change. With the help of a librarian, Aleisha, who finds a reading list someone has left behind, Mukesh slowly learns how to connect with his young granddaughter, and regain his joy at life. This novel was a wonderful read: it reinforces the power that libraries have to bring communities together, and also the immense power of the written word to change lives. It’s a keeper; every library should own a copy. Kudos to Sara Nisha Adams for a marvelous debut novel.

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