"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.
Frank writes about a gay couple whose relationship spins out of control when they're confronted with a tragedy. Excellent!
This compassionate and heartbreaking novel is the best book I've read this year. I guarantee a great discussion for your reading group.
Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals have been part of my life as far back as I can remember. (I own 4 different CDS of "The Sound of Music".) Purdum's book is a fine tribute to the pair.
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!
Ann Patchett's latest novel is a beautifully written story about a brother/sister relationship and a house that becomes a sore point in their lives.
Julie takes us on a trip therough her movies in her second memoir. Inside looks at "The Sound of Music","Mary Poppins" "Star!" and many more. Great stuff!
Two wonderful Christmas stories and one Thanksgiving tale. A perfect gift book!