Kept under wraps until today, so I haven’t read it yet, but the newest thriller from the author of The Da Vinci Code is out, to much fanfare!! As before, the hero is Robert Langton, the erudite and adventurous hero of Brown’s previous books. I’ll keep you posted as to whether it’s as awesome as Code! Better yet, you let me know! Write a review, and I’ll post it!
The long awaited final volume in the Liberation trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner, Atkinson is finally here. I’ve been reading this one for a couple of weeks, savoring one incredible, rich, revealing chapter at a time; learning something new in each one – even though I would have thought I knew a little something about WWII in Europe. This book is amazing, and will forever change the way I look at war in general, and the last World War in particular. If you haven’t read the first two in the trilogy yet – An Army at Dawn, and The Day of Battle – I’m stocking those as well. Congratulations, Mr. Atkinson, on a remarkable achievement. Read more.
For those of our customers who so enjoyed Far From Here (about the wife whose pilot husband disappeared over Alaska, and the secrets she unearthed about his life), here is the newest offering from Iowa native, Baart. This time the past and the present are on a collision course in Blackhawk, Iowa, when a doctor filling in for the coroner is called to the scene of an apparent suicide, and then finds the body of a young woman buried under the floor of the barn, just below the suicide’s body. With the atmospheric and beautiful prose we’ve come to love from Baart. Read more.
This novel is getting lots of buzz, and is being compared to the Red Tent, and it certainly has a beautiful cover! This is the story of a girl who remains unnamed because of a birthmark, which is seen as the mark of a demon. When she is nearly too old to be married, her father gives her to a strange old man named Noah. Yes, that Noah. And this unnamed, but incredibly strong woman is destined to be the mother of all the generations after the flood. This is her story. Read More.
If you keep an eye on books in cyberspace, like I do, you’ll find that this one is prompting some serious chatter. Described as “The Passage meets Enders Game”, this young adult post-apocalyptic is being hailed as the next big thing. I just lost about 15 minutes as I was writing this up, so no doubt you’ll be getting the report from me on this one! So, here’s the scenario: Cassie is a girl alone in the world, maybe not the last human on earth, but one of the last, after an alien invasion. She’s smart, tough, and very afraid, and she has to decide whether or not to trust the few people she encounters, because you never know if someone is really human, or if they are Other. If you loved Hunger Games, check this one out Just in time for summer reading! Read more.