The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak “Set in Germany during WWII, the novel’s heroine is Liesel, a child whose foster parents quietly, dangerously resist the Nazis while hiding a Jewish man in their basement. The story is stunningly beautiful in its rendering, and […]

The American Heiress

by Daisy Goodwin Remember Edith Wharton’s book The Buccaneers? “Cora Cash…gets even more than she expected when she marries into a titled English family and becomes the Duchess of Wareham. She might have been American royalty before, but she can’t possibly […]

Beneath a Marble Sky

by John Shors “It’s a known fact that the Taj Mahal was built as a shrine to the 17th-century emperor’s dead wife. John Shors take the history of its building and spins a wonderful take that involves the emperor’s oldest […]

The Snowman

Author- Jo Nesbo “Could there be anything more gloomy than Oslo in the winter? In this dark novel, a series of murders takes place, each on the day of a first snowfall. Jo Nesbo is internationally well regarded…its wonderful central sleuth, Harry Hoke, is […]

Dune

In a word disappointing. Although I was aware that it is a staple diet of the sci-fi junkie, or perhaps because of it, I have avoided this book for many years. Finally deciding to give it a chance my suspicions were confirmed. […]