It’s official, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is the most recommended book of all time. This is probably not a surprise to anyone since most of us read it in high school. I reread this classic a few years ago and have to say that it affected me much more than it had […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m having a difficult time switching into “winter mode” this year. I looked out my window this morning and, instead of the delight I normally feel at the first snow, I sighed and dreaded shoveling. I’m thinking back on some of my favorite winter stories to help me get in touch with the season. Craig […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is it possible that The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café is already number fifteen in McCall-Smith’s series about Precious Remotswe, the generous sized lady detective in Botswana? Precious and her prickly co-director, Grace Makutsi, have solved many a crime in the past years and life has been good to both of them in the No. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s Christmas on Nantucket and the holiday wouldn’t be complete without some dysfunction in the Quinn family. In her latest novel Winter Street, Elin Hilderbrand takes us inside the workings of the Quinn family–a likable bunch but each with problems to overcome. Kelly Quinn, owner of the Winter Street Inn, has four grown children–Bart […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since 2008, Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been taking children’s literature by storm. With 9 books in the series so far, as well as 3 movies, the series is still going strong. Children of all interest levels and reading levels are devouring these titles like candy. As Jeff Kinney can only […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
What would you do if you discovered that you were adopted, and your birth parents were Todd and Pamela Larsen, convicted serial killers? And that your birth name was Eden, not Olivia. Twenty-four-year- old Olivia Taylor-Jones’ privileged Ivy League existence in Chicago is fractured by a maelstrom of unwanted publicity for her wealthy adopted parents […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you believe in Santa Claus? Charles Edward Hall believes Santa Claus is for Real, but not always. When he began his career as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa Claus, he was actually Scrooge. He claims to have met the real Santa Claus, who taught him how to become the jolly ole elf. More than […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
John Puller is a former combat veteran and an Army CID investigator–a character introduced in Zero Day and followed in a second novel, The Forgotten. In The Escape, Puller is asked to investigate his own brother, Robert. Two years earlier, Robert was convicted of espionage and sentenced to life in prison in the Army prison […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
There is something about the fall and winter months that makes reading dystopian fiction especially appealing. Maybe it’s the darkening in the afternoons, or the way that people start to scurry down the streets with their faces tucked down against the wind. Particularly after the holiday decorations come down and the hustle of celebration has […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.