Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson

This is a charming story of daring curmudgeons who discover later-in-life love. No one does this kind of story better than the Brits.

It's multicultural, surprising and amusing. If you need a break from the usual formula, give this charmer a try. I recommend it highly.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Game Over

Game Over
by Fern Michaels

The Sisterhood is awaiting word of their pardon from President Martine Connor. But there is a rumor going around that one of their own, Lizzie Fox, who is also Chief White House Counsel, will be offered the position of Justice of the Supreme Court, and their pardons are going to be shoved in a desk drawer, forgotten. That does not sit well with any of the girls or their allies so they start planning the next coup d’etat. In the meantime, Lizzie learns of the President’s plan but will she accept the offer? There are many surprises in store for the sisterhood as well as the reader. Enjoy!

- Rose

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Last American Man

The Last American Man
by Elizabeth Gilbert

This is the story of a man who walks to the beat of a different drummer. Eustace Conway has been driven by his goal of trying to convince people to give up their materialistic lifestyle and return to nature. The facts of his life are a testament to the saying, "truth is stranger than fiction." When he was 12 he went out into the woods, alone and empty-handed, and survived off the land for a week. He lived in a tepee for 17 years, wears clothes made out of buckskin, and set a record for his travels across the U.S. on horseback. He purchased 1000 acres in North Carolina which he has developed into a working primitive farm.

Elizabeth Gilbert does a great job of showing who this man is, warts and all. This isn't just a romantic picture of a mountain man - this is a real portrait of who he is and what he does. If you are a fan of adventure non-fiction give this book a try.

- Kathy