Summer Reads Book Event

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Diane's Books of Greenwich

Join the Junior League of Greenwich on Tuesday, April 27th at 11:30am for a Summer Reads book event with Diane’s Books.

During the event, Diane’s will provide book reviews for the below list of recommended reading. People can then purchase books at the store to support this local business and add to their summer reading list.

The event will take place via zoom:

Books to be discussed include:

Non Fiction: A Woman of No Importance

Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London

  • Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography
  • “Excellent…This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.” —The New York Times Book Review
  • “A meticiulous history that reads like a thriller.” — Ben Macintyre

A never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of Clementine.

Purchase Price: $18.00


Fiction: The Invisible Woman The Invisible Woman (9780593102145): Robuck, Erika: Books

  • “An extraordinary profile of immense courage and daring.”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Left Cuba
  •  “If you only read one WWII book this year, make it this one.”—Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Orphans

In the depths of war, she would defy the odds to help liberate a nation…a gripping historical novel based on the remarkable true story of World War II heroine Virginia Hall, from the bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl.

Purchase Price: $16.00


Fiction: The Engineer’s Wife

Emily Roebling built a monument for all time. Then she was lost in its shadow. Discover the fascinating woman who helped design and construct the Brooklyn Bridge. Perfect for book clubs and fans of Marie Benedict.

Purchase Price: $ 16.99


Fiction: Band of Sisters

A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig.

Purchase Price: $27.99


Non-Fiction: Daughters of Yalta 

The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.

Editors Pick – Best Biographies & Memoirs

Purchase Price: $28.00


Fiction: The Bohemians 

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A dazzling novel of one of America’s most celebrated photographers, Dorothea Lange, exploring the wild years in San Francisco that awakened her career-defining grit, compassion, and daring.

“Jasmin Darznik expertly delivers an intriguing glimpse into the woman behind those unforgettable photographs of the Great Depression, and their impact on humanity.”—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

Purchase Price: $28.00


Non-Fiction: Code Breaker

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.

Purchase Price: $35.00