Route One Reads


Route 1 Reads Is Cooking the Books in 2019!

The state centers for the book linked by US Route 1, from Maine to Florida, have stirred up some wonderful food for readers.

Massachusetts Center for the Book has selected Flour by Joanne Chang (Chronicle Books).

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Previous Route 1 Reads Selections from Massachusetts

2018:  Suzanne Brockmann’s Some Kind of Hero (Ballantine 2017). U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Tom Paoletti can’t convince the Navy that an international terrorist is in his New England hometown. To prevent disaster, Tom cobbles together his own counterterrorist team, bringing together his most loyal officers, two veterans World War II, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton — the sweet “girl next door” who is now a remarkable woman. Tom has one final chance to win her heart while he desperately tries to save the day. Some Kind of Hero is a worthy addition to the award-winning Troubleshooters series from a NY Times bestselling author. R1Reads Romance

2017: Larry’s Tye’s Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (Random House 2016) .  Tye traces his subject’s development from Cold-War conservative to warrior for social justice, describing an arc of one man and of his country in a well-researched and engaging look at Bobby Kennedy in the context of mid-20th century America as it moved from the Eisenhower years through the turbulence of the 1960s. R1Reads Biography and Memoir

2016:  Hank Phillipi Ryan’s Truth Be Told, an Agatha Award winner and the third in the Jane Ryland series, begins with the investigation of one suburban family’s eviction and quickly expands to matters of larger financial manipulations and cold cases that may be finally closing, all underscored by the desire to satisfy our fundamental need for shelter, for connection, for relationship. R1R Mysteries

2015:  Roland Merullo’s Revere Beach Elegy.  In a series of ten loosely connected essays, Merullo describes growing up — and growing beyond — his hometown of Revere, Massachusetts, a north-of-Boston community on U.S. Route 1, home to, among other things, America’s first public beach.  The inaugural year of the program.