Lydia is dead,” the novel opens–blunt, unnerving, devastating. After 16-year-old Lydia Lee’s body is found in a nearby lake, her shocked family attempts to understand the circumstances that led to her death.When they bury their daughter in 1977, the Lee family is already fragile before the tragedy-implodes. James, the father, detaches; Marilyn, the mother, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Inspired by the heroic deeds of men and women who were imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, Joel Rosenberg has written a haunting novel of life inside this horrendous death camp. Jacob Weisz finds himself imprisoned in a crowded cattle car headed to southern Poland. He had joined the resistance fighters after witnessing the murder […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you are like me, then you are waiting with bated breath for the premier of the third season of House of Cards. After Frank Underwood’s underhanded, down-and-dirty political maneuverings, I’m beyond curious–what will he be willing to do to stay in power this season?! Unfortunately, it won’t take me that long to get through the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In her latest thriller Cold, Cold Heart, Tami Hoag has created a gripping,tense novel. Dana Nolan was working as a reporter when she was kidnapped by a serial killer, tortured, and escaped only by killing her kidnapper. She suffered serious injuries and is left with traumatic brain injuries. Suffering from PTSD, Dana requires care and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Star Stuff introduces young readers to Carl Sagan in an appealing picture book format. The book begins with a picture of the Milky Way then zooms in to find Sagan as a boy in New York. It follows Sagan from his boyhood through the launch of Voyager 1 and 2, including mentions of his visit […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In this fascinating book, author Karen Abbott tells the story of four extraordinary women who worked for their cause during the civil war. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy follows these women as they take on roles unexpected for women of the time. These women were all passionate about their causes and their fervent beliefs that they […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mo Willems is primarily known for his Pigeon books (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late), but he also has a great beginning reader series featuring the characters Elephant and Piggie. Gerald the Elephant is high strung and easily stressed out, while his best friend Piggie loves life […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Charlotte Gregory is determined to work as a Chef even though in the year 1910 it is not an accepted occupation for a woman. She is also determined to incorporate her knowledge about nutrition and recovering patients to the local hospital. Dr. Joel Brooks is not ready to listen to the discoveries she learned at […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Romance is (unavoidably) in the air. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but Romance is always near and dear to my heart. So this year I’ll celebrate by sharing what gems I’ve been reading and enjoying lately. Carolina Home by Virginia Kantra – Set on an island of the North Carolina coast, this […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.