"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." STEPHEN FRY
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.
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".
A fascinating historical novel about the use of homing pigeons during WWII. Don't laugh! I have become quite taken with these brave and able birds.
I really enjoyed this book about two women going on an incredible journey to find the golden beetle of New Caledonia. Funny and very moving
Please excuse the gaudy cover. This is a compelling novel about the power of music. Australian author.
One of the best novels I read in 2020. Beautiful prose and memorable characters. A mesmerizing look at slavery and freedom.
I've read several Susan Meissner novels, but none as moving as this one. Set against the backdrop of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake this is a tale of the bonds of friendship and motherly love, and the power of female solidarity. Beautifully realised!
Set in Georgia during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, this meaningful novel follows two brothers, former slaves, who seek out work on the homestead of George Walker and his wife. An epic story that continues to amaze me.
I loved this book. Usually i don't have the patience or time for long novels like this one. But the pages flew by. I'll never forget the love story of Henry and Clare. The time travel angle made it perfect for me.
A hopeful novel about a closeted British postal worker who comes out when he's in his mid 60s and goes on a quest to find his long lost teen love.
This is the first Graham Norton book that I've read and I'm happy to say that it's a keeper! A young Irish man is forced to leave his home village when a tragedy occurs that throws the town into turmoil. A novel of secrets and surprises. This would make a fine reading group pick.
A beautiful novel set on an island off the coast of Maine. Illuminates the great division between black and white, Protestant and Jew, rich and poor. Perfect for reading groups.