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Short and Satisfying

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Short and Satisfying

Short on time but still want to read something entertaining and well-written?  Try one of the following suggestions; all promise to be under 250 pages and all are available at the Manchester Public Library.
 

Timbuktu…Paul Auster

The Clothes They Stood Up In...Alan Bennett

Durable Goods…Elizabeth Berg

The Return Journey…Maeve Binchy

Martian Chronicles…Ray Bradbury

Summer Crossing…Truman Capote

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper...Harriet Scott Chessman

I, Pearl Hart…Jane Candia Coleman

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress…Dai Sijie

The Persian Pickle Club…Sandra Dallas

The Body Artist…Don DeLillo

Hunts In Dreams…Tom Drury

Walking Across Egypt…Clyde Edgerton

A Cup of Tea…Amy Ephron

The Bookshop…Penelope Fitzgerald

Ellen Foster…Kay Gibbons

Cold Comfort Farm…Stella Gibbons

The Train Now Departing…Martha Grimes

How I Became a Famous Novelist…Steve Hely

The Cave…Tim Krabbe

Wishin’ and Hopin’…Wally Lamb

Einstein’s Dreams…Alan Lightman

Eva Moves the Furniture…Margot Livesey

Shopgirl…Steve Martin

The Luneburg Variation…Paolo Maurensig

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency...Alexander McCall Smith

The Ladies of Missalonghi…Colleen McCullough

Amsterdam…Ian McEwan

Home from the Vinyl Café…Stuart McLean

I Was Amelia Earhart…Jane Mendelsohn

Wild Ginger…Anchee Min

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?…Lorrie Moore

The Hardscrabble Chronicles…Laurie Morrow

The Stranger Next Door…Amelie Nothomb

Zombie…Joyce Carol Oates

The Stones Cry Out…Hikaru Okuizumi

How to Make an American Quilt…Whitney Otto

Good Morning, Miss Dove…Frances Gray Patton

Pobby and Dingan…Ben Rice

Bachelor Brothers’ Bed and Breakfast...Bill Richardson

Lying Awake…Mark Salzman

The Cry of the Sloth…Sam Savage

The Autobiography of Foudini M. Cat...Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

The Reader…Berhard Schlink

Letters From Yellowstone…Diane Smith

Aiding and Abetting…Muriel Spark

A Walk to Remember…Nicholas Sparks

Cannery Row…John Steinbeck

Night Gardening…E.L. Swann

Daughter of Time…Josephine Tey

Tepper Isn’t Going Out…Calvin Trillin

Sophie and the Rising Sun…Augusta Trobaugh

The Holy Man…Susan Trott

The Story of My Disappearance…Paul Watkins

Montana 1948…Larry Watson

Mama Makes Up Her Mind…Bailey White

The Girls…Helen Yglesias

 

NONFICTION

Tuesdays With Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson

(B Schwartz) Mitch Albom

This I Believe: the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women

(170.44 This) ed. Jay Allison

The Benchley Roundup (817) Robert Benchley

Forever, Erma: best-loved writing from America’s favorite humorist

(818.5402) Erma Bombeck

A Walk in the Woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

(917.4044) Bill Bryson

Amazing Gracie: a dog’s tale (636.73) Dan Dye

Listening Is an Act of Love: a celebration of American life from the StoryCorps Project

(973.92 Listening) ed. David Isay





updated 1/2010