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Boston Marathon bombings: 5 books to read in the aftermath

In the wake of the tragedy, check out these five titles which address topics from patriotism to strength in the face of disaster.

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2. 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,' by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

In this 2009 bestselling novel, British subjects living on the German-occupied island of Guernsey find hope and courage by forming a book club, using period authors, such as Charles Lamb, to remind them of the true things that endure, even beyond human conflict. It’s a tonic for today’s news.


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