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The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

        The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian 1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her ... Read More »

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Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead Helping a world-famous dancer to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend’s career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets. Cartwheel by Jennifer DeBois When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, ... Read More »

All is Lost

All is Lost

All is Lost Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor  takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man  who must fight for survival after being shipwrecked at sea. The boatsman, lying asleep below deck on his schooner, is suddenly jostled to consciousness by a horrifying crash. He discovers that a steel crate, floating in mid-ocean, has torn a gaping ... Read More »

The One and Only by Emily Giffin

The One and Only by Emily Giffin

        The One and Only by Emily Giffin Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas – a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown ... Read More »

Murder and Mayhem II

Dead Water by Ann Cleeve

 Why Kings Confess  by C. S. Harris is set in Regency England and features Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, heir to an earldom, disillusioned Army officer, and latter day knight errant. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London’s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a ... Read More »

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

        The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith “When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days–as he has done before–and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes ... Read More »

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

        Flash Boys by Michael Lewis “Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working ... Read More »