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The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
David Martín is a writer of penny dreadfuls who is offered a huge sum of money to write a book for a French publisher. He can't find any evidence that...more
Mar 07, 2010
Jun 18, 2009
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
Any kind of synopsis feels extremely redundant, but I'll write one anyway. Anne Frank is a young Jewish girl in hiding in Amsterdam during WWII.

I don'...more
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The first volume in Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is not an easy read. It picks up when she's three and her brother is...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 07, 2009
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
There are roughly 30 years of Jesus's life that are unaccounted for. Oh, there's the one story about him teaching in the temple when he was 12, but ot...more
Jan 07, 2010
Dec 12, 2009
Snow Falling on Cedars
Fisherman and WWII veteran Carl Meine is found dead and tangled up in his fishing net one morning. At first glance it appears to be an accident, but t...more
Jan 22, 2010
Dec 07, 2008
Honestly, I can't help but feel that for me to sit in judgment of a memoir of the Holocaust would be terribly presumptuous. We can't ever forget what...more
Apr 07, 2010
Sep 10, 2008
The Bells
Moses Froben, an opera singer of world-renown, raised a son who could not possibly have been his own. When his son asked how they had come to be toget...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
I have waited entirely too long to write this review and gotten too deeply involved in the world of Ken Follett's World Without End, so this review is...more
Feb 03, 2010
Nov 13, 2009
Dust City
What if the Big Bad Wolf was framed?

That's all the synopsis I want to give, but I'll give you more.

Henry Whelp is a good wolf. He's never gotten into...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir
Rita Lurie is a Holocaust survivor. Her story is remarkably similar to Anne Frank's. She hid in an attic in Poland for two years at the very end of WW...more
Dec 03, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
Muse and Reverie (Newford #23)
In the author's note at the beginning of this volume of short stories, Charles de Lint says that he's taking a break from Newford for a while but that...more
May 05, 2010
Nov 25, 2009
Shades of Grey (Shades of Grey, #1)
In the future, after the Something That Happened, people's places in society are determined by the color they can see. Purples are the ruling class an...more
Mar 11, 2010
Feb 27, 2009
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Sixteen-year-old Ethan Wate has been having nightmares for months. In his dreams, he's unsuccessfully trying to save a girl. Then Lena Duchannes, the...more
Feb 18, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
Heart-Shaped Box
Rocker Judas Coyne thought it was a joke when he bought a ghost off the internet. Still, he's a collector of the arcane, so what could it hurt? An old...more
Oct 16, 2010
Sep 16, 2008
A Year in Provence
Peter Mayle and his wife finally decide to say goodbye to dreary British weather and move to sunny Provence in France. This book tells about their exp...more
Oct 11, 2010
Sep 26, 2009
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
Set a couple of hundred years after The Pillars of the Earth , World Without End picks up the story of the town of Kingsbridge. I don't want to say to...more
Feb 15, 2010
Dec 07, 2008
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1)
Deirdre meets Luke at an audition one day. They play some amazing music together, and by the end of the day, Deirdre is more than a little infatuated....more
Jan 17, 2010
Dec 03, 2009
Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1)
Jane True is practically an outcast in her small town of Rockabill, Maine. She finds solace in swimming in the ocean, dangerously close to the whirlpo...more
Mar 16, 2010
Nov 02, 2009
The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
I pulled this out of its mailer and my husband took one look and said, "Oh, crap. You're going to have a tattoo soon, aren't you?" I was a little hesi...more
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
"My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister, Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I...more
Oct 20, 2010
Nov 11, 2009
Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pajamas
Have you ever wondered exactly where some of our more common phrases come from? Judy Parkinson sets out to give a brief definition and history of some...more
Nov 28, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
Poison (The Poisoner Mysteries, #1)
"The Spaniard died in agony. That much was evident from the contortions of his once handsome face and limbs and the black foam caking his lips. A horr...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
We take so much in our daily lives for granted. Bill Bryson looked around his house one day, realized how little he knew about the everyday objects su...more
Nov 19, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
Between, Georgia
Nonny Frett is caught between. She was born into the Crabtree family and secretly adopted into the Frett family, two groups that have been fighting si...more
Feb 23, 2010
Dec 16, 2008
Vampire Rising (Alex Van Helsing, #1)
Alex Van Helsing has heard it thousands of times before. Yes, his last name is really Van Helsing. No, not like that Van Helsing. No, he doesn't kill...more
May 02, 2010
May 02, 2010
Everlasting (Everlasting, #1)
Camille Rowen is engaged to Randall Jackson, the most eligible bachelor in San Francisco. So why doesn't she feel anything when he kisses her? And why...more
May 23, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
Adam & Eve
Lucy Bergmann's husband Thom, is a brilliant physicist who is searching for life on other planets in the near future. He is killed in the opening chap...more
Nov 17, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
The Gargoyle
The narrator of The Gargoyle (I'm pretty sure we never learn his name) begins his story with a horrific car crash that leaves him burned beyond recogn...more
Jan 10, 2010
Aug 24, 2008
Ash is a re-telling of Cinderella, with more fairies and no fairy godmother.

The style this is written in is not a style for me. It feels true to what...more
Mar 19, 2010
Sep 19, 2009
The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1)
Grace Divine, the local pastor's daughter, walks into art class one day to find Daniel Kalbi checking out her latest project. Not too remarkable, righ...more
May 17, 2010
May 20, 2010
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