Linda Sullivan recommends Ganshert, Harris

Susan EspirituOur Town Readers

Our Book Whisperer, Linda Sullivan, is recommending two thought-provoking novels this week to continue our 2024 reading list.

Linda’s first recommendation is author Katie Ganshert’s most popular book, No One Ever Asked.

Ganshert started writing as a child, has a degree in education and is now an award-winning author of inspirational love stories but she is torn between the genres of young adult fiction that is more fantasy and contemporary fiction that is more inspirational.

Of this novel, Linda says, “The author tackles the very heavy issues of racism, social justice, adoption and infidelity from the viewpoints of three mothers of elementary school children. You’ll be reminded everyone is fighting a battle despite what life looks like from the outside. I don’t want to give away the plot! Four years ago, I gave it five stars. You must read it.”

Linda recommends a nonfiction book for the New Year by Nadine Burke Harris M.D. titled, the deepest well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity.

Dr. Harris is a Canadian-American pediatrician who was the surgeon general of California and is known for linking adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects to health later in life.

Linda leads for this book: “It seems so obvious. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris argues ACEs adverse childhood trauma affect our biological systems.  How do we prevent lifelong illnesses for those loved ones and the ones we don’t know? Dr. Harris has a plan.”

Sounds like a book we owe it to ourselves and our families to read.

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

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