De Bernières delivers another great novel, this time short, sweet and heavy, too.
Book Genre: Fiction
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is a novel both dark and humorous with much to help us understand the past and future of India and how it relates to us.
This book has been pretty popular so doesn't need another review here but I wouldn't be honest if I didn't put this on my favorite book list.
A dense tale of the intersection of love and madness - brilliant!
This literary trip across frozen seas to medieval Greenland made me very thankful that I live in the 21st century. A bishop, sent by the Church to investigate rumors of heresy and to check the progress of a group of settlers, encounters every imaginable horror of weather...
A beautiful, sad story from a Chickasaw novelist about clashing cultures in 1920s oil boom Oklahoma.
We listened to this book on CD while travelling and really enjoyed the story. I was especially impressed with the narrator, Edwina Wren, who did a great job of speaking in both the voice and the accent fitting the different characters. The main story line follows a rare book expert who is hired...
Coasting toward midlife, Nick Framingham loses traction after his closest friend commits a highly publicized murder/suicide. With his marriage in jeopardy, his parents at arm's-length and an old flame in the wings, Nick must confront secrets of the past in order to lay claim to his future. A...
Like the rest of the titles in her series, I really enjoyed this most recent mystery by the Scottish writer, Denise Mina. Her protagonist, Paddy Meehan, is a Scottish journalist/writer and in this book she unravels the mystery behind the murder of a friend and fellow journalist, Terry. Meehan is...
This young adult book is the best book I've read (listened to, actually) all year. Although it is narrated by Death during the Holocaust and relates devastating situations, it is a beautiful story. I grew attached to Liesel, the protagonist and to the other characters and was drawn into their...
Kinda like the stories in the Denver Daily News police blotter, except with eloquence and poetry - and in early twentieth century France.
I still make coffee for two; couldn't cope so I wrote songs; anything's possible with an extension cord.
Sweetness in the Belly is a well written novel about a white British woman who grows up in Morocco and Ethiopia as a Muslim and the actual genocidal events of the 1970s and 80s which tore apart the latter country and affected millions.
Recently laid off, David takes an apprentice position at a local, family-owned funeral home. Not given to superstition, David's world view is shaken when he "sees something" he can't explain in the mortuary viewing room. Having made the mistake of confiding his experience to a few friends, he...
Ferris manages to capture the inane antics, politics, and the full round of emotions that surface in an office setting. His debut novel is humorous, and while the plot as a whole may be a little unlikely, vignettes are right on the mark.
A great short delightful and sorrowful read for adults; this won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
George Davies; a responsible, loving husband and father, is perplexed by his inability to hold his infant son. With his wife growing impatient, George seeks psychological help and unwittingly uncovers a horrifying blackness hidden within his childhood memories. Unnerving and sometimes terribly...
Five oddball students, thrown together over a rain-swept Thanksgiving break, experiment with a ouija board. Soon afterward, they encounter malevolent forces roaming the otherwise empty halls of their brooding Victorian-era dorm. Fighting to save their sanity and their lives, the students uncover...
I loved this book! It was an unexpected and completely entertaining find. The quirky, yet totally authentic characters (even the characters that aren't real are convincing) have quirky, yet authentic experiences that charmed me from beginning to end. Amy Kim captures it perfectly in her review...
Tired of wasting your time on formulaic, poorly-written and unnecessarily erotic vampire novels? Let The Lost restore your faith in the gothic horror genre. Short journal entries, transcripts, news clippings and correspondence relate the tale of a contemporary Englishman's journey to...
Zanna and Deeba have just followed a walking umbrella and discovered the world of UnLondon, a fantastic place full of amazing creatures--carnivorous (and hungry!) giraffes, pet milk cartons, fighting trashcans called the Binja, and the Smog, which is trying to take control of the city. Zanna is...
Nationally recognized urban planner, Jack Lambeau, has returned to his hometown in upstate New York a hero. Tasked with breathing new life into this dying, former industry town, Jack rallies citizens, politicians and businessmen around his brilliant and inspiring plans for a thriving renewal....
Naomi Ash has come of age in a rustic, spiritualist community in upstate New York. Like most of the neighbors who inhabit the town's gingerbread-festooned, 19th century cottages, Naomi is a registered medium who makes her living providing readings to summer tourists. Down-to-earth despite her...
Is it possible to have a funny book about 9/11? This amusing novel explores the terror of living through that day in New York City and the bizarre emotional twists of a couple in the midst of their own demise - divorce.
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