Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

A secret gift by ted gup, 384 pp

Family biography

A Secret Gift offers another example of putting our current situation into perspective. In 1933, as The Great Depression gripped a nation, one man in Canton OH, brought humanity, care, and a glimmer of hope to its struggling residents through his anonymous benevolence. The CA book club I joined selected this moving read as an appropriate December choice. Five dollars from a stranger went a long way in 1933. Outreach and compassion goes a long way in 2020.

Check out my other top picks for Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction and Simple Pleasure Reading.

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.

Jhumpa Lahiri

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