"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." STEPHEN FRY
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.
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!
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!
A sassy and fun gay romance! I read it in one sitting. Loved it! So did Bookseller Chloe.
I loved this novel set in New York in the 1950s about the mounting of a Broadway muscial starring a white actress and a black actor. There should have been an original cast album with this fine book!
What a fine novel! Set in 1924 South Carolina about three strong women uniting to stand up to injustices in their small town.
A witty and moving story about a gay man who goes back East to help out his ex-wife run her Airbnb.
A fast paced thriller with a bit of supernatural thrown in. If you're a fan of Criminal Minds you'll enjoy this novel.
One of the best novels I've read this year. Beautiful prose and memorable characters. A mesmerizing look at slavery and freedom.
Set on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, this multigenerational tale is a moving story about family, marriage and community. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ichabod Island. I hope you do, too.
A love story that is beyond time set in Grand Central Station. Grunwald's sense of place is outstanding!
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.
Author Richard Roper writes a funny and bittersweet tale of a lonely man who works for the British Death Administration, trying to find the next of kin for people who have died alone. All he wants to be is normal. And then a young co-worker walks into his office and nothing is the same.
One of the best novels I read during 2020. Little is known about Shakespeare's son who died at an early age. O'Farrell's prose is absolutely beautiful and her imagination never stops. Excellent!