Books that Have the Power to Move You

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by Beth Goehring

Wow, do I love going to the movies! It’s just magic how, even though I might not speak a word to anyone around me, we all get swept away in a spectacle that’s larger than life. This year’s movies were a terrific variety of real and make-believe, past and present, the villainous and the brave. If you’re still replaying your favorite scenes and lines from this year’s best films, here are three books that have the same power to move you.

If you liked “Little Women”…

You’ll get hooked by this novel set in turn-of-the-century Manhattan of two sisters’ devotion and courage. Their mother’s story of resistance to a society that demands her compliance and silence is no less compelling. Get the book.

If you liked “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”…

The warmth, good humor, and respect Fred Rogers brought to every encounter changed people’s lives. We can all use the lessons Gavin Edwards draws from Rogers’ unique approach to work, family, and neighborhood.  Get the book.

If you liked “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”…

This novel written as an oral history by members of a ‘70s rock band fronted by a wild child got raves across the board in 2019. Tune in, turn the pages, and drop out of the day-to-day as you get carried away in Daisy and Billy Dunne’s tumultuous relationship.  Get the book.   

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Beth Goehring believes, with apologies to Lorelei Lee, that rather than diamonds books are a girl’s best friend…and a boy’s, a man’s and a woman’s. For more than twenty-five years, through Book-of-the-Month Club and its related clubs, she’s sold popular fiction, mysteries, romances, cookbooks, children’s books, play scripts, behind-the-scenes tales of the movies and theatre, and lifestyle books. She lives with her husband in Manhattan.FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailShare


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