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The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills


The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills “Kyle Mills  picks up Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp without missing a beat and  dives right into a taut, suspenseful story of a traitor in the CIA who steals a wealth of sensitive documents. Mitch Rapp quickly tracks the traitor down and dispatches him—but the stolen data is out there, and starts turning ... Read More »

Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss


Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

fates and furies

Fates and Furies by Laren Groff “Fates and Furies is the story of a marriage, divided into two sections. The first, Fates, focuses on the husband’s story. The second, Furies, completes the tale, focusing on the wife. “It’s a dramatic read, believe me,” says Russo”. – “Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is ... Read More »

The Lake House by Kate Morton

Lake House

The Lake House by Kate Morton “Bestselling storyteller Morton excels in this mystery set against the gothic backdrop of 1930s England … Morton’s plotting is impeccable, and her finely wrought characters, brought together in the end by Sparrow’s investigation, are as surprised as readers will be by the astonishing conclusion”~ Publishers Weekly “A nuanced exploration of family secrets and betrayal ... Read More »

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

walk in the woods

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, ... Read More »

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann

Villa America

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann When Sara Wiborg and Gerald Murphy met and married, they set forth to create a beautiful world together-one that they couldn’t find within the confines of society life in New York City. They packed up their children and moved to the South of France, where they immediately fell in with a group of expats, including ... Read More »

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro – “the Father of Impressionism”. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel ... Read More »