Linda Sullivan novels: Roads taken

Susan EspirituOur Town Readers

Our Book Whisperer spreads the field with two books about life journeys: one fictional journey in The Rooster Bar and one real-life journey in Managing Expectations.

Linda’s first recommendation, The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham, hits home since her son, Miller, graduates from law school in May.

Linda teases the plot: “Can you imagine quitting law school in your last semester? Three friends do! Discover why and what happens when they do.”

I wrote about Grisham when Linda recommended The Guardians, which by the way I just finished and it was a page turner as she promised. Grisham is a former lawyer and member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, but he is best known for his 37 consecutive No. 1 novels, selling 300 million copies worldwide. I can’t wait to read this one.

Linda’s second recommendation is Managing Expectations, a memoir written in essays by Minnie Driver.

Driver is an English and American actor, singer and songwriter whose multiple films include The Phantom of the Opera and most recently the Amazon original, Cinderella. Her television series also included multiple shows such as Will & Grace and The Riches. She also has three successful albums.

Driver writes in essay form, chronicling the way life works out even when it doesn’t. She tells her story from her upbringing between England and Barbados through her unconventional career path and journey as a single parent. Being one of Linda’s favorites, she listened to the audiobook and loved it, saying she didn’t know as much about her as she thought she did.

Remember: Knox County Online Library to search for Linda’s recommendations each week.

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