"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!
An intimate and compelling look at the complicated life of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein written by his daughter.
Excellent novel about an evangelical preacher who changes his religious views when he's ostracized by his congregation after accepting a gay couple into his flock. He flees his small Tennessee town with his son when his wife demands full custody. Great father/son relationship.
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!