Customer Pick – Karen J.
What is it like to have to fend for oneself in the wilderness of colonial America? No guarantee of a happy ending, no guarantee of food or shelter or warmth…what might it be like to be in such a state, to have to persevere solely on one’s own – or die? Lauren Groff’s skillful telling of this tale enables us to inhabit her character’s psyche fully, as she -and we- grapple with this excruciating predicament. A perfect Thanksgiving book!
Dive into the magical world of Elfhame. In this captivating series, main character Jude, wants nothing more than to belong. The only problem? She’s a human among fey! Trapped in a world that does not want her, she faces countless challenges, determined to make a name for herself. Jude even goes toe to toe with the arrogant prince who wants to see her, more than anything, fail….. Or does he? Find out in this alluring tale!
Anyone who is concerned about living well and living well in an environmentally healthy climate should have this book on their shelf. This group of essays from well-respected climatologists, earth scientists, earth system scientists, geologists, etc. from around the world give us a unique perspective on what is happening on our earth,all over the place. Cleverly designed around subtopics (How Climate Works, How Our Planet is Changing, What We’ve Done About It, etc), each subtopic is introduced by a brief essay introduction by Greta Thunberg. Included within are graphs and charts and each essay is cited from where it was first published. Do not be put off by its size—it is a magnificent reference book to have as well as extremely informative.
Striking non-fiction story that reads like fiction—a tribute to the author’s ability to keep the reader engaged in the story of an art thief who never learns his lesson. Of course, he doesn’t consider himself an “art thief” but as a “collector”. He does not resell what he steals but places them where he can admire them and quite possibly, draw his identity from. This is quite possibly what keeps him from being caught and able to keep up his cat and mouse games with the authorities for so long. That, and all unbeknownst to his mother, stored in his attic apartment in her home. Mesmerizing indeed!
- New York City, 1953
- Women still writing under male pseudonyms
- Manipulation of the press (what’s new?!)
- Murder most FOUL!!!
- A little romance
I’m all in for this novel about an author trying to write her Science Fiction novel under duress, opression and misadventures. What’s its title? “The Lunar Housewife”
This suspenseful novel is a genre-bending mash-up (mystery/horror/fantasy) that keeps the reader rooting for protagonist, Mike Brink- an ex-high school football player, math/puzzle savant and devoted dachshund-dad, as he is swept up in a dangerous mystery with ancient religious and futuristic/sci-fi overtones. An entertaining read that will leave you curious about where the author will take the characters in her next installment!
Set in 1980’s London, Susan Arkshaw hopes to locate the father she has never known before attending art school – but things quickly become complicated as she encounters a community of booksellers who, when not running the city’s bookstores, wield myriad special powers and are responsible for policing the mystical and dangerous Old World, when it intersects with the modern world. Susan teams-up with the attractive and charming Merlin, a “left-handed” bookseller (these are the skilled fighters) and his sister Vivian, a “right-handed” bookseller (the intellectuals). Merlin and Vivian are keen to solve their mother’s murder – a quest that strangely intersects with Susan’s, as the Old World begins to dangerously explode into the real world.