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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Maeve+Binchy Maeve Binchy]
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[http://booklistonline.com/At-Leisure-with-Joyce-Saricks-Fiction-s-Gentle-Side-Joyce-Saricks/pid=7797931 Joyce Saricks] describes '''gentle reads''' as "feel-good books...cheerful, hopeful stories, told from a peaceful, soothing perspective.  They project a comfortable sense of well-being."  Gentle reads also are limited in their depiction of sex, violence, and shy away from profanity.
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Lynn+Austin Lynn Austin]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Jennifer+Chiaverini Jennifer Chiaverini]
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==Individual Books==
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Dorthea+Benton+Frank Dorthea Benton Frank]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=man+called+ove A Man Called Ove], by Fredrik Backman - a heartfelt story about a curmudgeonly man dragged into friendship with neighbors
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Jane+Green Jane Green]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=storied+life+of+a+j+fikry The Storied Life of A J Fikry], by Gabrielle Zevin - a cantakerous bookseller starts caring for a small child in a story filled with charm and old-fashioned values
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Dee+Henderson Dee Henderson]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=little+paris+bookshop The Little Paris Bookshop], by Nina George - haunted by heartbreak, a Parisian bookseller works to make peace with his past
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Jan+Karon Jan Karon]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Karen+Kingsbury Karen Kingsbury]
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==Reliably Gentle Authors==
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Thomas+Kinkade Thomas Kinkade]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=allen+sarah+addison Sarah Addison Allen]
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Debbie+Macomber Debbie Macomber]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Binchy+Maeve Maeve Binchy]
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Emilie+Richards Emilie Richards]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Chiaverini+Jennifer Jennifer Chiaverini]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Frank+Benton+Dorthea Dorthea Benton Frank]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Green+Jane Jane Green]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Henderson+Dee Dee Henderson]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Karon+Jan Jan Karon]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Kingsbury+Karen Karen Kingsbury]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Kinkade+Thomas Thomas Kinkade]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Macomber+Debbie Debbie Macomber]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=McCall+Smith+Alexander Alexander McCall Smith]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Richards+Emilie Emilie Richards]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Rivers+Francine Francine Rivers]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Smith+Haywood Haywood Smith]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Sparks+Nicolas Nicolas Sparks]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Trigiani+Adriana Adriana Trigiani]
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?SEARCH=Woodsmall+Cindy Cindy Woodsmall]
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Latest revision as of 22:05, 16 November 2015

Joyce Saricks describes gentle reads as "feel-good books...cheerful, hopeful stories, told from a peaceful, soothing perspective. They project a comfortable sense of well-being." Gentle reads also are limited in their depiction of sex, violence, and shy away from profanity.

Individual Books

  • A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman - a heartfelt story about a curmudgeonly man dragged into friendship with neighbors
  • The Storied Life of A J Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin - a cantakerous bookseller starts caring for a small child in a story filled with charm and old-fashioned values
  • The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George - haunted by heartbreak, a Parisian bookseller works to make peace with his past

Reliably Gentle Authors