5 Books for June

June 6, 2016

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The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney


Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • Lovers of page-turning fiction set in upper-crust NYC society.
  • Readers looking for a story of four siblings fighting over an inheritance.
  • Fans of multi-perspective fiction.

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

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Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • Lovers of Indian immigrant fiction.
  • Readers interested in the past lives of four major characters who then meet up in the present.
  • Anyone wondering what it’s like to come to England illegally.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

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Book Dumpling Recommends For:

• Baseball enthusiasts
• Lovers of American writing set in college towns
• Any fiction lover worried that the subject is not ‘for them’: this is some wonderful writing that investigates far more than the sport.

If you liked the book, rent the movie(s): Field of Dreams; The Natural

Homesick by Eshkol Nevo

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Noa and Amir, a young couple in love, move into a small apartment in a tiny village in Israel. Near them live a grieving family who has lost a son in the Lebanon war, and watching them is Sadiq, whose family was driven from that very apartment when the State of Israel was created. A gorgeous examination of the casualties and complexities of all sides of the war, and the common desire for reconciliation.

Book Dumpling Recommends For:

• Readers of Middle-Eastern fiction
• A phenomenal character study
• Those interested in a human portrayal, from all angles, of a difficult political situation


Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

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Book Dumpling Recommends For:

  • Anyone interested in driving / owning a Tesla.
  • Lovers of ‘awe’some inventors.
  • Two words: Elon. Musk.


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