"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." STEPHEN FRY
An excellent novel about the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII, seen through the eyes of a young Dutch teen who joins the German Navy.
Set on the shores of Lake Superior, this intricate family saga is beautifully written. Doe the reading world need more lighthouse stories? Yes, if it's this one!
Richardson's engaging novel is a tribute to the 1930s Kentucky Pack Horse Library. Cussy Mary Carter, Troublesome's traveling librarian, is also one of the Kentucy blue-skinned people. A solid book group selection.
Lombardo's amazing first novel had me reading into the wee hours. The Sorenson family is one I'll never forget. I love the cover art, too.
Once in awhile a novel comes along that absolutely enchants me. I love Harry and his unique friends (including his trees). I totally agree with Debbie McComber who says the book "is worth its weight in gold".
Once again Boyne has written an amazing novel. This time his centeral character is a writer who will do anything to succeed. Excellent!
A stunning novel. Partially set in 1980s Chicago during the AIDS crisis. One of the best book I read last year.
Choo's memerizing novel, set in 1930s Malaysia, is a rich and hautning story that follows the journeys of Ren, an 11-year-old houseoy; and Ji Lin, a young seamstress/dance hall girl. Such a wonderful piece of work!
Hooper's lyrical prose sets off this story set in a Newfoundland fishing village where all the fish have disappeared. A fascinating novel!