On the new book shelf at the Nichols Library are Six Really Good Novels that got a positive nod form the critics but which also make for absorbing reading. Titles include “The Children’s Crusade,” Ann Packer’s “flawless” family history; “Whispering Shadows” Jan Philipp-Sendkers, well-crafted story “about the burden of survival; “The Dream Lover”, Elizabeth Berg’s story based on the life of novelist George Sand; “I Refuse by Per Petterson (“Out Stealing Horses”); and “A slant of Light” by Jeffrey Lent.
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