Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Set in post World War I Barcelona The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is a novel steeped in magic, ambition, and romantic obsession. Young novelist David Martin is visited by a mysterious stranger who commissions a book for which “people will live and die.” In return, he will receive untold wealth and more. A secret library of lost books, betrayal by friend and lover, and the political turmoil of 1920’s Spain come together in a story reminiscent of the great social and moral epics of Stendhal, Flaubert, and others. I hated to have it end!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thin, Rich, and Pretty by Beth Harbison

Holly and Nicola. outsiders at camp twenty years ago, are still trying to find their places in the world. These childhood friends get reacquainted in spite of their lingering insecurities and try to make things right in this light summer read. Reserve a copy of Thin, Rich, Pretty by Beth Harbison. The audiobook is particularly fun!

"It's really good!" Karen

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This fiction best-seller will be a sure-fire winner for book club discussions. Taking a look at recent history in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, readers visit the lines that are not crossed as the civil rights movement explodes all around the main characters. Three women find the courage to start a movement of their own changing the way people view one another. Place a hold on The Help by Kathryn Stockett today!