This week’s anticipated book is:
The Radcliffe Ladies’ Reading Club
This sounds like a really powerful read, and I’m eager to check it out. It takes place in the 1950s, has a cast of intriguing female characters, and focuses on the power of literature.
About the Book:
Title: The Radcliffe Ladies’ Reading Club
Author: Julia Bryan Thomas
Page Length: 384
Publication Date: June 6, 2023
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Synopsis: For readers of Martha Hall Kelly and Beatriz Williams comes poignant historical fiction that reminds us that literature has the power to speaks to everyone uniquely — but also to draw us together.
Massachusetts, 1954. With bags packed alongside her heavy heart, Alice Campbell escaped halfway across the country and found herself in front of a derelict building tucked among the cobblestone streets of Cambridge. She turns it into the enchanting bookshop of her dreams, knowing firsthand the power of books to comfort the brokenhearted.
The Cambridge Bookshop soon becomes a haven for Tess, Caroline, Evie, and Merritt, who are all navigating the struggles of being newly independent college women in a world that seems to want to keep them in the kitchen. But when a member of the group finds herself shattered, everything they know about themselves will be called into question.
From the author of For Those Who Are Lost comes an extraordinary love letter to books and friendship, a story that is at once heart-wrenching, strengthening, and inspiring.
Do you plan on reading The Radcliffe Ladies’ Reading Club? What books are you excited about? Comment below!