So we’re winding down on the September poll with, as I write this, Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken in the lead. Will it win? If you haven’t voted yet, make your pick from among Unbroken and our other three choices below; the poll is open through 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, August 29. And tomorrow, check back for Didi Gluck’s last post on The Paris Wife. Plus, don’t forget: Author Paula McLain will be taking your questions about the book (I know I have some for her—how about you?). Cheers!
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
The Seabiscuit author tells an edge-of-your-seat story that’s all the more incredible for being true. The life of Louie Zamperini—a lovably feckless juvenile delinquent who became a famed Olympic runner, in the 1936 Berlin Games, and then a WWII Army Air Corps bombardier—is nothing short of inspiring.
Bossypants, by Tina Fey
This crazy-salad combination of memoir/essays/humor by Tina Fey of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live fame follows her from Pennsylvania girl-dork to award-winning actress/writer, devoted wife/mother, and exhausted “bossypants” employer of hundreds. Sharp and funny.
This Must Be the Place, by Kate Racculia
When a devastated widower arrives at the boardinghouse run by his wife’s childhood best friend looking for clues about her life, stories are shared, deep bonds are formed, and secrets are revealed in a quirky, charming debut novel.
I Don’t Know How She Does It, by Allison Pearson
The quintessential novel about a harried working mother: Kate Reddy juggles her high-powered job and demanding family, struggles to do right by everyone and everything, and secretly fears she fails at all. The film version will be out next month.