What do you recommend?

“All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Being a poet, I treasure lyrical writing, and I always appreciate long books. This was 531 pages, but it did contain breathing room of white space, time to contemplate the lyricism. I found this an evocative, intriguing and well-developed story, and I certainly understand why it garnered the Pulitzer Prize. Another novel I seem to have devoured was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. At first, I honestly admit I couldn’t get into the book, but the pull to go on reading the story was forceful, and I ended up not only caring for her well-drawn characters but also wanting to go back to France — yesterday!”

Nina Romano, author of The Secret Language of Women

Romano appears at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.