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Defending Jacob
A fourteen year old boy is found brutally murdered in a park. Andy Barber is an assistant DA in Newton Massachusetts and is promptly put in charge of...more
May 24, 2012
May 21, 2012
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
A young woman wakes up in a hospital, strapped to a bed. She cannot move or speak. She is wearing a wristband that says “flight risk”. She is confused...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Guests on Earth
Evalina Toussaint was only thirteen, when she was suddenly orphaned and admitted to a mental institution in Asheville North Carolina. This was 1936 an...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
Ready Player One
“Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that makes life bearable.” J.H.

James Halliday was a video game magnate, in...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Thirty-Three Teeth (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #2)
“Hot, isn’t it?”
“Damned hot!”

Lao greeting

Dr. Siri Paiboun , the National coroner of Laos, returns for his second adventure. He is a widower, in his ea...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Dark Places
Dark, grim and disturbing! If these are traits you are looking for? Look no further.
May 04, 2013
May 01, 2013
A Monster Calls
WOW! I can't recommend this high enough!
May 23, 2013
May 22, 2013
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
"The worst of all fears is the fear of living."

After a humiliating election defeat in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was asked to head an expedition t...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
This is such a great book. Yes, it is huge and quite a commitment but it is so worth it. Nothing like reading a beloved classic and it completely meas...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
What a terrific surprise this one was! A sort of mash-up of Ape House, The Family Fang and Where's You Go Bernadette. Loved it.
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
The Dog Stars
Hig lives on an abandoned airstrip. He flies a 1956 Cesna, with his dog Jasper as co-pilot. His only friend and neighbor is Bangley, a tough no-nonsen...more
Jan 02, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
The Snow Child
Winter in the Alaskan frontier. Jack and Mabel, a childless couple from Pennsylvania, have moved to Wolverine River, somewhere in the wilderness of Al...more
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
“Beyond mountains there are mountains.
--Haitian proverb

This epigraph is a metaphor for life but it also perfectly describes the awe-inspiring life of...more
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business
The Dick Van Dyke Show ran 5 Seasons, from 1961-1966. I would have been to young to remember it, first run but I do recall this wonderful comedy being...more
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
“"I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood."
- John Brown 1859

On a misty Sunday...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
The Winter People
A perfectly well-crafted ghost story.
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
"The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
-Julius Caesar

Hazel Grace Lancaster is sixteen and has been l...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
The Legend of Colton H. Bryant
“This is the story of Colton H. Bryant, and of the land that grew him.”

And so this true-life tale begins, as we follow this young man, as he grows up...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows
“"Don't be scared of the soft sand."

A soldier, decked out in full bomb gear, an 80 pound Kevlar suit, making the “long walk” toward an armed bomb. Is...more
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
In early 1996, Cheryl Strayed was adrift. She was twenty-six, and still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, a few years earlier. She was in a...more
Apr 24, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
August “Augie” Pullman was born with a severe facial deformity. He decides to attend 5th grade, after being home-schooled by his parents. This is a be...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
Every Man in This Village is a Liar: An Education in War
"You can survive and not survive, both at the same time."

War on Terror! Manifest or farce? Megan Stack, a foreign correspondent for the LA Times, atte...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
The Paris Wife
“Love is a beautiful liar.”

Hadley Richardson was born and raised in St. Louis. She was a shy, reclusive child, made worse by her father’s sudden...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
The Great Railway Bazaar
“Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it.”

These are th...more
Jan 03, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
Before I Go To Sleep
“What are we, if not an accumulation of our memories?”

“This is dying everyday. Over and over.”

A woman wakes up in a strange bed, with a strange man,...more
May 17, 2014
May 13, 2014
Townie: A Memoir
Fisticuffs and Fathers. This could have made a perfect alternate title. Yes, there is only one father featured in this tough brooding memoir but there...more
May 07, 2011
May 03, 2011
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
“The letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday.”

Harold Fry is in a funk. He’s in his mid-60s, recently retired, stuck in a dull marriag...more
Aug 31, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
The Interestings
Six teenagers meet at an artist summer camp in the woods of Massachusetts. The year is 1974 and a bond forms between this group, that will remain for...more
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
Max and Budo have been best friends for five years. Inseparable. They play at home together and go to school together. Max is nine years old but Budo...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
Talulla Rising (The Last Werewolf, #2)
Okay, let me start by, saying if you haven’t read The Last Werewolf, I would suggest skipping this, because it’s hard to avoid spoiling the former and...more
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
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