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Looking for a Good Summer Read?

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July 28, 2021:  Every summer, MyhometownBronxville publishes a list of books recommended by our readers. 

Below is the list for this summer.  Each book title links to the Womrath Bookshop website, where you will see a description of the book and purchase the book.

Non Fiction

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaou

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little

The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright

Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell 

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Captain Putnam for the Republic of Texas by James L. Haley (fourth in a series that’s been called the American “Master and Commander”)

City of Thieves by David Benioff

Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Louise Penny’s Gamache series

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Shadow of the Wind by  Carlos Ruiz Zafon & Lucia Graves

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Health, Self-Help & Fitness

Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker


Touching the Void by Joe Simpson


Finding The Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard


Arts Directory

Bronxville Public Library
Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Concordia Conservatory
Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

171 White Plains Rd
Bronxville, NY

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville
Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Objects and Images Fine Arts
Objects and Images Fine Arts

117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College
The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College
Part of Concordia College New York, the OSilas Gallery integrates the visual arts into the cultural and educational life of our campus and community by providing quality exhibitions and programs that are diverse in style, content, and media. Our programs are memorable, thought-provoking, and spiritually enriching; and of artistic originality, integrity, and excellence.
Womrath Bookstore
Womrath Bookstore
Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY
(914) 337-0199

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