Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PETER PAN MUST DIE by John Verdon





The fourth entry in this riveting suspense series starring retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney and guest-starring brilliant serial killers.  Great fun.

FOURTH OF JULY CREEK by Smith Henderson




A troubled social worker, a disturbed survivalist, and several damaged children.  A dark story with beautiful descriptions of rural Montana.



Friday, October 17, 2014

THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin


Fikry owns a bookstore on a Martha's Vineyard-like island.  Widowed, lonely, and grumpy, he is transformed by a baby left in the shop.  An enchanting story about love - and love of books.



THE GHOST OF THE MARY CELESTE by Valerie Martin

 

The Mary Celeste, a real ship, was found adrift in the Atlantic in 1872:  no damage, no cargo theft, no captain or crew.  Martin has
cleverly combined fact and fiction in this gripping historical novel.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

973 Carroll, Andrew: HERE IS WHERE: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History

Join this fascinating tour of our country's overlooked but significant historical sites.  The breezy writing style adds to the fun.

THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL by Kate Alcott



In the nineteenth century, New England farm girls sought independence by laboring in
cotton mills.  This atmospheric story is built around a real-life murder and the sensational trial that followed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent


 


Iceland, 1878:  a woman convicted of murder is sent to live with a farm family while awaiting execution.  A pageturner, and it's a true story.