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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »

Redeployment by Phil Klay Wins National Book Award

2014 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

Redeployment by Phil Klay “A US marines veteran, Phil Klay, has taken home America’s most prestigious literary prize, winning the National Book Award for Fiction for his debut collection of short stories about soldiers struggling to cope with the chaos and devastation of the Iraq war. “War’s too strange to be processed alone,” Klay said during an emotional acceptance speech on Wednesday, ... Read More »

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

        The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. ... Read More »

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

        Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon “After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides ... Read More »

Recommended Reading

Act of War by Brad Thor

 Act of War by Brad Thor After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem–no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. The ... Read More »

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum ... Read More »

From the Recommended Reading Shelf

All Day and a Night

 All Day and A Night by Alafair Burke A murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads a young defense lawyer and NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher into parallel investigations with explosive and deadly results.  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson Sheriff Walt Longmire is sinking into a high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Connally, asks ... Read More »

Longmire

Longmire

        Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire…..he’s the man to solve the big crimes of Wyoming’s big sky country . Out of bestselling author Craig Johnson’s mystery novels strides Walt Longmire,  the charismatic and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County and the world-weary yet dedicated lead character of this spellbinding hit series. Starring : Robert Taylor.   Read More »