I admit that I fell in love with
Slaughterhouse-Five in 1970. And I admit that I almost
spilled a drink on Vonnegut when he came to speak at BSU in the
mid-1980s. So I loved this entertaining, well-researched biography
of this outrageous, satiric author.
Even better and more complicated than
the first Sean Stranahan mystery. Set in the mountains and
fly-fishing streams of Montana, it's perfect for lovers of a good
story even if they don't know how to tie a fly.
A book for lovers of the outdoors,
sailing, or the Arctic. Alvah Simon spent months alone on his
sailboat trapped in the long polar night. Although I would never do
what he did, I enjoyed vicariously sharing his experiences, his
observations of the local Inuit culture, and his personal
revelations about life.
A spy love story for writers and
readers. After Cambridge graduate Serena Frome is recruited in 1972
by MI5, she's assigned to project Sweet Tooth. Her job is to mind
Tom Haley, a promising young novelist. While Serena reads his short
stories so do we. Predictably, Tom doesn't know she works for MI5.
Predictably, they fall in love. Unpredictably, the book ends . . .
well you didn't really think I'd tell you how it ends, did you?
If you've ever driven between Burns and
Bend, you know how desolate the landscape is. Now go back a hundred
and fifty years. Imagine how you would feel if you were
eighteen-year-old, Chicagoan Esther Chambers and you were arriving
in Century, Oregon for the first time. Because Eastern Oregon is
seldom the setting for novels, I was drawn to this debut novel. I
loved the way the landscape defined the characters and how it created
the conflicts between homesteaders, cattlemen and sheepherders.
Since I enjoyed The Thirteenth Tale,
I was thrilled to finally get another book by Diane Setterfield that
incorporated the unseen and the ghostly. I loved the mystery of Mr.
Black's identity. But I also loved the details of the inner workings
of Mr. Bellman's cathedral-like store dedicated to Victorian
mourning. A page-turning trip back into Victorian England with
detours into the lives and mythology of rooks.
This novel is an engaging portrait of
life at the famous Highland Hospital in Asheville, NC in the 1930s &
1940s and its most famous off-and-on-again patient—Zelda
Fitzgerald. However, it's also a coming of age story of Evalina
Toussaint, the orphaned child of an exotic dancer. Evalina is
committed to Highland after a suicide attempt, and she shares art
therapy with Zelda. The details of hospital life were fascinating,
especially its innovative treatment regime of exercise, diet,
art,occupational therapy and occasionally shock therapy.
This is a great book for people who
enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
like I did. During WWII, a daughter learns the secret of her
mother's affair during WWI. Told through letters, this is a novel
for people who believe in second chances.
At 87, Buck Schatz is still a smart,
tough sonofabitch. Sure, he can no longer tackle the bad guys he
chases, but that's what twenty-some grandsons are for.
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