Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
Based on a disastrous fire which really occurred in Maine in 1947, the novel portrays the tragic destruction that followed.
Not a bad read, but too unrealistic. After the tragedy of losing her home and not knowing if her husband was dead or alive, Grace Holland found a house, then a job, then discovered a fortune in jewels, learned how to drive and got a car, and fell in love. WOW. Despite all that, if you liked Shreve’s previous books, I think you will also like this one.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆

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Adult Summer Reading Club review

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author
The American Spirit by David McCullough

The theme of these 15 collected speeches, which were delivered between 1989 and 2016, is history.
“History is both now and then, today and yesterday.”
He wants us to enlist the power of our universities to lead the way for the future but I think they have ruined us- we need avenues not so biased.
We need to all work together, pull together, or else we will not make it.
Everyone should use their mind to make a difference.
He says that one of the greatest freedoms is the freedom to think for yourself but I believe you can only do this if you listen to all sides of an argument.
How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆