Top Reads for Plymouth

Three unique picks for September reading pleasure.

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. SteadRoaring Brook Press 2012Want to teach your kids the importance of patience and friendship? This endearing picture book challenges our often busy lives to take a step back, listen and share stories with others. Bear Has a Story to Tell follows the journey of Bear, a kind and generous traveler, who helps his friends—Mouse, Duck and Toad—get ready for winter, even though it’s not convenient for him. The authors, a husband and wife duo, use Bear to show what it’s like to be a friend without expecting anything in return.Audrey Hepburn: A Biography by Warren G. HarrisSimon & Schuster 2010In the 20 years since her death, Audrey Hepburn continues to be an inspiration and timeless image of beauty and grace—largely because of her Hollywood achievements. Warren G. Harris’s work goes beyond those Breakfast at Tiffany’s days, digging deep into Hepburn’s childhood to give readers a special glimpse of the icon’s personal life, which she often kept secret. From her upbringing in Nazi-occupied Holland to her love affair with ballet, this biography is a treat for any Hepburn fan.Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage by Allison VesterfeltMoody Publishers 2013It doesn’t take watching an episode of Hoarders to know that accumulating baggage is easy, whether it be because of physical, financial or emotional burdens. Local author Allison Vesterfelt’s debut novel—just released this month—brings readers on an adventure across all 50 states, as she writes about what it was like to leave everything behind for the sake of embracing a freer lifestyle.