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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 »

From the Recommended Reading Shelf

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ten Years in the Tub by Nick Hornby

Ten Years in the Tub by Nick Hornby

Ten Years in the Tub : a decade soaking in great books by Nick Hornby At the end of 2003, as the first issue of The Believer was rising from the primordial ooze, Nick Hornby turned in the inaugural installment of a monthly column that immediately became a reader favorite. For the next ten years, Hornby’s incandescently funny “Stuff I’ve Been ... Read More »

The Accident by Chris Pavone

Accident by Chris Pavone

The Accident by Chris Pavone As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down ... Read More »

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises ... Read More »

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 »