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Abby Kane’s Summer Reading Picks

Abby Kane is one of my best childhood friends; she is a mother of two and lives in Georgia. Abby’s four-year-old son Emmett has Type 1 diabetes and she supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. —GP



  • The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick—And What We Can Do About It, by Robyn O’Brien

    The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick—And What We Can Do About It, by Robyn O’Brien

    As a lover of food and a mother, this book is eye-opening and interesting and I believe it’s a must-read for moms everywhere. It is an examination of the food industry and the revolving door between the corporations that are supplying our food (often dangerous to our health and, more importantly, the health of our children) and the FDA. The author has done incredibly brave work, as the book is informative and at the same time a fascinating read. The author is also a friend and a college-mate of mine and is now being compared to Erin Brockovich.

  • Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan

    Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan

    This is the story of Mamah Borthwick Cheney, Frank Lloyd Wright’s muse and mistress of seven years. Both were married and parents, and their love was forbidden by society. The book explores the themes of morality, women’s liberation, reputation, and love. I very much enjoyed learning about Wright, his life and interactions, and found the book exciting and compelling.

  • The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umrigar

    The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umrigar

    The tragic and beautiful story of two Indian women: a wealthy woman and her most trusted servant. I was touched by the huge differences yet intense similarities in their lives. This is a book about how class transcends money and position.

  • Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

    Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

    A wonderful and heartbreaking novel set in post-WWI rural Mississippi. It deals with issues of racial tension, love, and betrayal. I could not put it down.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

    A classic, which I hear is steamy.

  • As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner

    As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner

    Must get through another Faulkner this summer.

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