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August 8, 2022
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Dr. Peg’s All-Time Favorite Books

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I used to zip through a book a week, but since Covid, I’ve had trouble getting past the first chapter. I mentioned it to my good friend, Peg O’Shea, and she said, “read this: These Precious Days, by Ann Patchett.” I devoured it on my recent trip to New Orleans.
A lifelong educator, previous principal of Lyme Consolidated School, and currently on the board of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and the New London Magnet High School of Science and Technology, Dr. Peg has an illustrious resume that’s too long to summarize here, but she was an obvious choice for a reading list to share with subscribers. I asked her for her all-time favorite books, and here’s what she had to say…

Gentleman from Moscow
Crossing to Safety
The Angle of Repose
The End of Your Life Book Club
Love in the Time of Cholera
East of Eden
Guns Germs and Steel
A Bell for Adano
Remains of the Day
The Boys in the Boat
News of the World
Bel Canto
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
The World According to Garp
The Book Thief
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Manhattan Beach
We Are Not Ourselves
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
Cutting for Stone
The Power Broker
All the LBJ Books by Robert Caro
Grapes of Wrath
And People, of the Book
And Ladies of the Club
These Precious Days
All the Light We Cannot See
Lincoln in the Bardo

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