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Blog: A Brickell Flatiron Reading List

08/31/2020

With Miami’s pristine weather, residents of Brickell Flatiron’s condos have the added benefit of perusing their literary choices poolside at the rooftop Sky Club. Here are some excellent choices for engaging summer reads.

 

Recommended Reading

 

Jeannette Walls' novel “The Glass Castle” has sold over 2 million copies to date, and, in 2017, it became a Hollywood film starring Brie Larson. It's the story of the writer's own poverty-stricken life with unorthodox, alcoholic parents, in the coal mining town of Welch, W. Va. — and her ultimate search for a new, “normal” life.

 

Another excellent memoir in a similar vein is Tara Westover's “Educated.” Again, it's a tale of reinvention in the face of a troubled upbringing. Westover's story is that of an Idaho girl whose survivalist parents eschewed traditional education and medicine. To recreate herself, the protagonist begins a program of self-education — a journey taking her out of an isolated life and leading her to Harvard University.

 

Georgia Hunter's “We Were the Lucky Ones” is also based on a true story; this one is about the Kurcs, a Jewish family left beleaguered and torn apart at the outbreak of World War II. Gruelling factory work, dismal ghettos, and the terrors of exile await them, but the family members are possessed of that indomitable human spirit, which means they will fight on to meet again.

 

Virtual Book Groups

 

The Andrew Luck Book Club is proving a hit with readers who want to share their views on literature. The former NFL quarterback's club stems from his lifelong love of reading. On the reading list for August are “Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis” and James McBride's “The Color of Water” — a memoir in which the author searches for the true story of his mother's life. 

 

Quarantine Book Club allows book lovers to link up with authors on video to discuss their works. Recent participants include Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political rhetoric, talking about her recent book on Donald Trump; and David Heska Wanbli Weiden, whose thriller “Winter Counts” follows a Native American who sets out to reclaim his own identity.

 

The History Book Club invites readers to explore historical tomes — some of which resonate perfectly with current events. On the list for discussion at the end of September, for example, is John M Bary's “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.”

 

Brickell Flatiron is currently offering virtual presentations and in-person appointments to view its luxury condos. Reach out to the sales team today to schedule a virtual tour or an in-person showing and start your life in Downtown Miami.