Prepare to die. LAUGHING! This hilarious sequel to The Rosie Project romps right along with our endearing geneticist/geek Don Tillman. With zero social skills he still manages to get a lot of things right.
A fresh treatment of suspense, the lovely Grace masterminds a crime then leaves her partners holding the bag. One of them is her husband and she wonders if Paris is far enough away from Tennessee to keep him from hunting her down. A beautifully nuanced thriller and a fascinating psychological study of what it means to face our deepest flaws with honesty.
This remarkable WWII historical fiction features the escapades of two French sisters as they endure the Nazi occupation. Even as Viann and Isabel struggle to survive the war, they are also battling family misunderstandings which put them at odds with each other at a time when family unity would be most helpful in resisting the enemy. Beautifully written, the lives of these women come alive and provide a riveting and haunting story of tenacity and loyalty during a brutal time of war. A fantastic story! I loved it and couldn’t put it down.
This is the first novel of Chantel and it is as good as her other two. Josephina is the daughter of a cuban police sergeant in pre-Castro Cuba. She leads a wonderful life until she falls for a poor man. She becomes estranged from her father and at one point thinks her father is dead. But he is not and the letters he writes to her (she thinks she is getting letters from a ghost) reveals his family relationship and his love for her. A wonderful story of family with a pervasive Cuban flavor. I loved it! This book won the 2006 International Latino Book Award.
While Fuller’s first book, Cocktails Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, paints an exquisite picture of her early life in Africa, this memoir portrays her later life as she tries to navigate the world outside her African experience. She marries an American in the hopes that he will take her away from her unorthodox upbringing only to discover that her life does not fit as she had hoped. She confronts her life and its difficulties, revealing the complexity of her family as they deal with suffering and loss. A poignant narrative that is worth reading.
This book is due to become a classic in the genre of war stories. Klay’s powerful novel of experiences in Iraq is a must read! Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award and Phil is coming to P&P on March 25, 2015.
A compelling read about fear, love, and lies. One evening in 1991 Ramsey Miller throws a block party, then murders his entire family...but one escaped. A definite page turner with an ending the reader won't see coming.
A page-turning thriller with many plots and any number of potential killers in which nothing is as it seems. Set in New Hampshire involving two authors, with one arrested for the murder of a 15 year old girl.
-- Kay Johnson
Sendker’s new novel, Whispering Shadows, is sure to be as big a hit as The Art of Heart of Hearing Heartbeats. Sendker focuses again on what he does best, the human condition; love, trust and friendship are exquisitely woven into a beautiful narrative that draws the reader into a another world. Paul Leibovitz has made his home in Hong Kong and has had a very successful life. A personal tragedy involving his son leaves him bereft and isolated. As he struggles to navigate the losses in his life, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing American businessman. Paul and his Chinese friend, Zhang, attempt to discover the truth and are caught in a web of distrust and lies. Chinese culture and it’s past political history play a significant role in resolving the crime. Sendker offers significant insight into the Chinese psyche as he explores the important issues of love, trust and friendship in this poignant novel. A fascinating story that captured my imagination in the first paragraph and didn’t let me go until the end! Loved it!
Inspired by a true story. I've always enjoyed T. C. Boyle's books because of the relationships he builds about the American psyche. This book is about the relationship between three people and how it propels them to tragedy. This book does not disappoint.
Engrossing non-fiction. I loved learning about the passengers, crew and history of that fateful voyage. Very good read.
This novel tells the heartrending story of undocumented immigrants. Very honest and soul searching. This book stays with you and hopefully gives a broader perspective of this issue.