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Great Reads for Spring Break and Beyond

Mar 22 2013

by Whitney Long

Spring breaks are popping up all over! If you are headed to the beach, the mountains, the lake or simply enjoying a staycation, here are some good reads on my list:

Girl in Translation
“The astonishing – and semi-autobiographical – tale of a girl from Hong Kong who, at age eleven, shoulders the weight of her mother”s American dream all the way from Chinatown sweatshop to the Ivy League.” — Vogue

Yankee Doodle Dixie
”Filled with Southern charm and eccentric characters, this eagerly awaited sequel is sure to please fans of the author’s first novel as well as fans of women’s fiction writers like Adriana Trigiani and Fannie Flagg.” —Library Journal

The Rules of Civility
“Elegant and captivating, Rules of Civility turns a Jamesian eye on how spur of the moment decisions define life for decades to come. A love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression, readers will quickly fall under its spell of crisp writing, sparkling atmosphere and breathtaking revelations, as Towles evokes the ghosts of Fitzgerald, Capote, and McCarthy.” — Amazon Best Book of the Month 2011

The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship
“This account of good people living full lives … will move people the same way that Tuesdays with Morrie did.” – Booklist

Mountains Beyond Mountains
“Easily the most fascinating, most entertaining and, yes, most inspiring work of non-fiction I’ve read this year.”—San Jose Mercury News

A Place Called Wiregrass
“In words both simple and eloquent, Michael Morris writes of the people he knows with honesty and compassion. His style is worthy of comparisons to fellow Southern writers Larry Brown and Lee Smith.”-Tim McLaurin, Author of The River Less Run

Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
“When you think of what one young woman can accomplish by simply being open to God’s call no matter the cost, you begin to ask questions like, Am I really open to God’s will for my life? Through Katie’s life, we’re reminded how God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things for Him. We simply need to be willing to be used.” — Rich Stearns, President of World Vision US, Author of The Hole in Our Gospel

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Whitney Long is co-founder of The Southern C and The Southern C Summit. Mama x 4, wife x 1. Entrepreneur, thinker, doer, writer, researcher, believer. Enjoys working alongside creative entrepreneurs to build community while supporting established and upcoming brands. Hobbies include travel, reading, bike rides and clever craft cocktails.

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