"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 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.
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!
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 was deeply moved by this beautifully written and fascinating novel about four generations of Jewish women, based on a series of letters written by Fox's great-grandmother in Germany to her grandmother in Milwaukee between 1938 and 1941. Annelise leaves Germany with her hausband and child at the cusp of World War ii and emigrates to Milwaukee, where a new life awaits. But she leaves behind her parents, who desperately wait for visas to join her. Memories play a deep part in the novel, as do the (sometimes ) rocky relationships between mothers and daughters. I'm sure that this excellent novel will find a place on many reading group lists.
Abi Dare has created an unforgettable character in Adunni, a young Nigerian girl who is determined to escape her life of poverty. Told in Adunni's voice, this novel will inspire you. One of the best books I've read recently.
I was immersed in this Broadway musical tale. Too bad they didn't produce an original cast album.
Maisie and Grant stay with their gay uncle (Guncle) Patrick in Palm Springs while their dad (Patrick's brother) goes to Rehab. Funny and moving, this novel is a perfect summer getaway.
I loved this book. Loved the characters and the bee knowledge I received.
The first Katherine Center book I've read and I really enjoyed it.