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The Almond Tree
Death and hardship are the reality of Ichmad Hamid’s life growing up in a Palestinian village ruled over by the Israeli military. From birth, Ichmad h ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Dec 18, 2012
Cover of Snow
When Nora Hamilton awakes one snowy morning to find her police officer husband, Brendan, hanging from a rope from an apparent suicide, her whole world ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
A Beautiful Mind
At first glance, a biography of a mathematician would seem to make for a read dryer than the Sahara. However, John Nash is no ordinary mathematician a ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Sep 17, 2011
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
A mechanic living a solitary existence in a rural town in southeastern Mississippi, Larry Ott is surrounded by a town that despises him for his involv ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
A Thousand Pardons
The life of the Armstead family is a mess. Ben’s partnership – in fact is freedom – is in question thanks to his reckless lifestyle. Suddenly forced t ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2)
It is winter in the cozy town of Three Pines, Quebec and once again Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team have been called upon to solve a murde ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Dec 16, 2012
Claire of the Sea Light
I was really looking forward to Claire of the Sea Light because I am always interested in works that bring far-off places and cultures that I will pro ...more
Jun 2014
Sep 16, 2013
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Web designer Clay Jannon finds himself unemployed in San Francisco thanks to the recession. Desperate to find any job that will pay the bills, Clay ta ...more
May 26, 2013
Dec 16, 2012
It's Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
Call this revisionist history if you like, but there are consequences for completely misrepresenting yourself in print. I originally gave It's Not abo ...more
Jan 2008
Sep 17, 2009
The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch really is a great character study. Told from the first-person perspective of Theodore Decker from young boy to adulthood, Donna Tartt cr ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Nov 22, 2013
The Ranger (Quinn Colson, #1)
When Army Ranger Quinn Colson journeys home to the small town of Jericho, Mississippi for the funeral of his uncle, the sheriff, he finds far more que ...more
May 23, 2011
May 13, 2011
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Mar 19, 2012
Detective Inspector Jack Caffery has a lot on his mind. He has a girlfriend he doesn’t love. He has a neighbor haunting him who may have murdered Jack ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Mar 29, 2011
Sharpe's Tiger (Sharpe, #1)
I decided to start at the beginning of this lengthy historical fiction series and I'm glad I did. I expected I would probably like Sharpe's Tiger, but ...more
Feb 12, 2014
Jul 19, 2013
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
It started with a single fateful decision one night to just go out and run…and run…and run. This is the story of Dean Karnazes and his life as it unfo ...more
Jun 2007
Sep 17, 2009
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1)
LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is on the outs with the department thanks to his maverick style. When Harry is sent to investigate a dead body and ...more
May 23, 2013
May 19, 2013
The Hot Zone
We humans like to think we are at the top of the food chain. We are the ultimate predators capable of dispensing with anything that gets in our way. O ...more
May 06, 2013
Mar 24, 2012
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, #3)
I was 12 years old, living at the height of the Cold War in 1984 and The Hunt for Red October hit me like a lightning bolt. I hadn’t read anything lik ...more
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Sep 17, 2009
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
When an Englishman returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral, he confronted with the memories of when he was seven. The home he grew up in is ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist
In 1998 a battered manuscript was won at auction for two million dollars by an anonymous buyer. It was a palimpsest – a book that was made from the pa ...more
Dec 2008
Sep 17, 2009
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
“I don't know how much you understand about what is happening outside your locked room, but strangely enough (despite your personality), you have a nu ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
John Adams
Among the founding fathers, perhaps no one’s contributions to the revolution and to liberty are less understood than those of John Adams. But it was h ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Apr 02, 2012
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Follow the journey of a nameless, impoverished rural boy who climbs to the top of the Asian business boom. But beware, because not everything in his l ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
As young-adult, dystopian fiction goes, Divergent is a solid start to the trilogy. The writing is strong and the main character of Tris is engaging. A ...more
May 26, 2014
Jul 30, 2013
The Bookman's Tale
The Bookman's Tale really has me split. For starters, anything centered on books, book collecting, is going to have my instant atten ...more
Jul 12, 2014
May 30, 2014
Mystic River
“It had occurred to Sean once - on a bender about ten years before with some buddies, Sean and a bloodstream full of bourbon turning philosophical - t ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
King Joffrey and his house have survived the siege of King’s Landing and he still sits the Iron Throne as Lord Stannis retreats back to Storm’s End. B ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Dec 16, 2012
Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
“Hundreds of miles from civilization, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same deserted island in this true story of human nature at its best – a
Sep 12, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
North River
New York City of the mid-1930s is in the grips of the Great Depression and Dr. James Delaney is alone with his work. While he tends to the sick and in ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 29, 2011
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway
When most people hear the term ‘history book,’ they typically think of those watered-down texts we all read in high school where large swaths of time ...more
Aug 04, 2008
Sep 10, 2009
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