These books have lost their covers over the years and consequently don’t catch your eye as they sit on the library shelves but please pick them up and take a chance. They were such good reads back when they were published that they were made into pretty good movies too.
Keep them alive; give them a try. Borrow the book or the movie from the library and see what I mean.
Gentleman’s Agreement (by Laura Hobson)
A magazine writer looks for a new angle when he agrees to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism. He pretends to be Jewish, and his new identity pervades his life in unexpected ways, almost destroying his relationships.
An American Tragedy (by Theodore Dreiser)
– the movie is A Place in the Sun.
An ambitious laborer whose aspirations to the high life with a gorgeous debutante are threatened by his lower-class lover’s pregnancy.
Scott Handville, Assistant Library Director