April 8, 2013
Like most readers who love a good murder mystery, I most often read books by American authors: Janet Evanovich, Lee Child, Patricia Cornwell, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly – the usual suspects. Occasionally, though, a book from a foreign author washes up on our shore like a message in a bottle.
March 8, 2013
In this story of fatherhood and identity, Amity Gaige draws us into the complicated life of Erik Schroder, who has done two things wrong: He is living under a false identity and he has run away with his daughter.
June 20, 2012
For those of you not yet familiar with Larson's work, be prepared to encounter an historian, a storyteller, unlike any other, in this meticulously researched walk through the Third Reich's Berlin.
January 22, 2012
The New York Times has hailed the The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, as “the kind of book that can be life changing.” And it must be true. Why else would the excitement continue for this long?
November 8, 2011
The Invisible Bridge is ultimately a story about love, whether it is between spouses, siblings, or friendships. Julie Orringer creates a detailed perspective of life during a tumultuous time, from tantalizing, romantic descriptions of Parisian streets and stately academics, to the disbelief and horror of the impending doom for European Jews.