Because we've never read it! And it is recommended as one of the books everyone should read. King Arthur and Knights of The Round Table!
Terrese Anne Fowler has written a novel of The Vanderbilts. It's one of our favorites of the year. All that money doesn't prevent heartache. An especially intriguing story with period detail. Highly recommended!
From Vickie at Bookends, a recommendation for History buffs by Daniel Schonflug. The end of The Great War and the Dawn of a New Age.
I just adored this small, charming book by A.J. Pearce. Set in London during the war, a young writer thinks she will be working for a big newspaper, but finds herself as an assistant to an old fashioned advice columnist. It is funny, sweet, and at times heart breaking. A wonderful read in 2018.
Vickie at Bookends recommends this series by Dean Koontz for suspense fans. Dean Koontz never fails, and the whole series begins with "The Silent Corner"
Jon Meacham's biography of George H.W. Bush has new attention since the passing of our 41st President. This is a great book for lovers of Presidential history. Copies are available at Bookends in NMB.
Deliah Owens has hit a home run with her first Novel. Set in the Outerbanks of North Carolina in the 1960's and the 1990's. Murder? A young woman living alone in the marshland. One of the most beautifully written books in recent memory, with a simple yet affecting story. Marvelous and listed as one of the top books of the year by many critics.
I love books about great American Movies, and this book and film capture all that was Hollywood in a golden era.
This one caught me by surprise. Part historical fiction, part time travel. Charming and engaging and full of character.
THE Story of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Every musical, every movie. Fabulous.
The Madonna of The Mountains by Elise Valmorbida is set in Italy from the rise of facism through the early 1950's. It centers on one woman and her family. An abusive husband, Achiles, a son who takes after his father, Primo, and their lives struggling the the political turmoil of the era. At times frustratingly intense. Beautifully written.
Stephen King can write. It's really that simple. His latest is a mystery, but because he is Stephen King things are not as they seem. A beloved coach is arrested for a horrific murder. He insists he is innocent, and in fact he has ironclad alibi's. Yet witnesses clearly identify him. A great Stephen King novel. Again.
I love books about classic movies, and even though "Giant" was never one of my favorites, this new book is a lively portrait of classic film making. Part biography of the stars (Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean) it is also a technical playbook of how the classic came to be. From director to producer, small parts to big settings, Giant is a classic movie well presented.
Post WWII Germany and frequent flashbacks to the war and before. Marianne, Benita, and Ania living in an old Castle. Each suuports the others, but each struggles with the past. So many shades of gray. Who looked away? Who tried? Who failed? It is fiction, but a strong and important story.
The true life story of three brothers serving in the Navy during the War in The Pacific and the search for the missing one. Outstanding history, and an emotional family story.