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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 »

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods

        Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods ” Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes-and Stone is a material witness-he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud. ... Read More »

Lincoln’s Boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln’s image by Joshua Zeitz.

Lincoln's Boys

Lincoln’s Boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln’s image  by Joshua Zeitz. Anyone with more than a passing interest in the Civil War will recognize the names of John Hay and John Nicolay. Dubbed “my boys” by their boss, Hay and Nicolay were President Lincoln’s private secretaries. As historian Joshua Zeitz explains in this multifaceted book, ... Read More »

The Museum of Extraordinaty Things by Alice Hoffman

Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s “museum,â€� alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie ... Read More »

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan  When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom” with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism” would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s ... Read More »

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Rebecca Winter is a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees ... Read More »

Best of 2013: Non-Fiction

Book of Ages The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

The critics agree that these titles are the Best Non-fiction Books of 2013 1.   Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore 2.   Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright 3.   Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward 4.   Command and Control by Eric Schlosser 5.  Five Days at ... Read More »

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd This sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies ... Read More »