Friday, August 29, 2008
by Steven Galloway
This novel follows the lives of 3 people living in Sarajevo while it was under siege in the early 1990's. A shell lands in a bread line killing 22 people. To mourn the senseless killing, a professional cellist plays Albinoni's Adagio everyday for 22 days at the bomb site. Each of the main characters are directly or indirectly effected by this act of mourning as they go about their daily duties in order to survive.
Based on true stories of the siege of Sarajevo, this is a haunting tale of the ways people coped during the siege. Steven Galloway puts a human face on the inhuman act of war.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
by Kathryn Lasky
(for ages 9-14)
It’s late November 1932 and everybody is feeling the effects of the Great Depression. Eleven-year-old Minnie Swift in
Friday, August 22, 2008
by Billie Letts
Life is dismal for 15-year-old Lutie McFee and her younger brother Fate. They live in the "godforsaken" town of Spearfish, South Dakota with their father's ex-girlfriend, Floy. Their mother is long dead and their father took off for Las Vegas to find his fortune. One day in Wal-Mart, Floy keels over with an apparent heart attack and the kids high-tail it out of town. They head to Las Vegas in search of their dad. In Las Vegas the kids find out what a cruel world it is. Just trying to survive is difficult - then help comes - from where? Could they have a guardian angel?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
By M.C. Beaton
An entertaining 16th Agatha Raisin mystery sent in Carsely, a charming Cotswolds village. Follow Agatha, a modern-day Miss Marple, as she connects the two murders of a teenage girl and a jealous husband. The reader will be kept hanging until the final pages.
Friday, August 15, 2008
by Kate Maloy
At age seventy-five, with her husband Charles gone, Sarah is grief stricken until her home suddenly becomes a haven for lost souls. In sharing her home, Sarah learns to share her heart again, just when she thought her best years were over. A wonderful read .
Monday, August 11, 2008
by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Juliet Ashton is a writer who finds herself at a crossroads following WWII. Searching for a topic for a book, she begins writing the members of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. She gets more than a story with Elizabeth, the missing heroine of Guernsey Island during the war - she gets Elizabeth's headstrong & adorable daughter Kit and a life changing lesson in love.
I honestly did not want this book to end. I grew to love the characters and the island itself. I found myself going back to re-read my favorite passages.(P.S - the ending was just lovely.)
Friday, August 8, 2008
by Shelley Shepard Gray
Anna is abused by her boyfriend and takes refuge with the Brenneman Family, who is Amish and owns a bed and breakfast. While staying with the family, Anna helps out with the business and disguises herself by wearing Plain clothing and practices the family’s customs and religion. Anna begins to feel as if she belongs and this helps her to heal emotionally. Then it is time for Anna to go home. While staying with her parents, she must sort out her feelings and decide the direction she wants to take with her life.
Hidden is the first inspirational book I have read by Shelley Shepard Gray. I found it to be a fast and easy read and am looking forward to the author's next book, Wanted.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion
by Madeline B. Stern & Leona Rostenberg
Madeline and Leona met in college in New York City in the 1920s and quickly became inseparable friends and colleagues based on a passion for books. Their persistence and talent paid off and they both became successful antiquarian book dealers in the USA and Europe. A charming story that spans over 60 years!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
by Vendela Vida
Friday, August 1, 2008
by Lynn Kiele Bonasia
Just like the cover says, “charming. . .filled with quirky characters and small-town eccentricity”. After I saw that book cover and read those words I was hooked. I had to read this book.
Rose Nowak moves to this small
This is the author’s first novel and it’s a charmer. I can’t wait for her next book.