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Missing You by Harlan Coben

Missing You by Harlan Coben

Missing You by Harlan Coben From #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past…and the lies that bind us together. It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, ... Read More »

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson

One Summer: America 1927

One Summer : America 1927 The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous ... Read More »

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson’s colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love-life and Eve’s tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from ... 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 »

Vera

vera

Vera Two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice) stars in a British detective series based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves. DCI Vera Stanhope is a solitary, obsessed, caustic, brilliant investigator, and a bit disheveled; think female Columbo. Filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books. With David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, and Paul Ritter. Read More »

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Meet Phryne Fisher, our lady sleuth, as she sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920′s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood. Starring Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt. Read More »

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy–but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than ... Read More »

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of  American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... Read More »

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

  Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan From the author of Loving Frank “Under the Wide and Starry Sky chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. They meet ... Read More »

Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

I admit that I like my non-fiction to “read like fiction”.   I want a story that captures my imagination with facts and fascinating characters.    I want to learn something big about the subject……. and I want it to be entertaining. That is a tall order, I know.  Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.  is all that and more. What ... Read More »