The reading list
A BEST OF SUMMER READ ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK, PARADE MAGAZINE, NBC NEWS, LITHUB, AND POPSUGAR!
An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb.
Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.
Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home.
When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.
Books and reading
Books and reading -- Fiction
England -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
Grandparent and child
Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Large print books
London (England) -- Fiction
Loneliness -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Widowers -- Fiction
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|Grouping Title||reading list|
|Grouping Author||sara nisha adams|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-09-23 16:00:25PM|
|Last Indexed||2023-09-23 16:02:04PM|