Summer Reading: Carolyn Ketchum Recommends…


Are you looking for a good book to take along on your vacation this summer?  All summer ASweetLife’s bloggers and contributors will be sharing some of their favorites.

I recently read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit.  It’s a non-fiction account of a man who was about to break the 4-minute mile back in the 1930’s but then enlisted to fight in WWII and became a POW.  It’s truly a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the limits of human endurance.

“Ambitious and powerful… Hillenbrand is intelligent and restrained, and wise enough to let the story unfold for itself. Her research is thorough, her writing crystalline. Unbroken is gripping in an almost cinematic way.” The New York Times Book Review

“Hillenbrand is a muscular, dynamic storyteller… But she happens also to have located a tale full of unforgettable characters, multihanky moments and wild turns…A bang up research job.”—The New York Times

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11 years ago

You should see how many five star reviews this book as on  I was so shocked that I purchased it on that alone and was not dissapointed at all.  It is truly, as said above, a testament of the strength we all have within us.

Ada, Legend of a Healer

11 years ago

This is a great book i must say but the ocean passing and the sharks really ran way too long.  i get how much of a struggle it was but come on.

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