Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym and discovers that she’s actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.Tags: 2010-2012, general fiction,
Books Published in ‘ 2010-2012 ’
The Dovekeepers is the story of four Jewish women who come together during the siege of Masada in the 1st-century CE.
Over 900 rebel Jewish men, women and children make a final stand against the Roman army on the mountain fortress of Masada in the Judean desert. As the Roman Army advances, the Jewish holdouts choose suicide over Roman enslavement. Two women and five children are known to have survived.Tags: 2010-2012, historical fiction,
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier is set in the 1960s deep in the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.
Luce, a woman traumatized as a teen chooses to isolate herself and live alone, until the twins of her murdered sister Lily are dropped at her doorstep.
In rural Mississippi, Larry lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion when his date went missing over 20 years ago. Silas, who was once a friend of Larry’s, is the town constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they’ve buried and ignored for decades.Tags: 2010-2012, mystery and suspense,
Mom and Dad have traveled to Seoul to visit their children and grandchildren and on their return trip home, Mom is lost. With plenty of blame and guilt to go around, the story unfolds as the children and Dad reflect on their relationship with Mom and make surprising discoveries about her and themselves.Tags: 2010-2012, general fiction,
A Visit from the Goon Squad tells the life stories of Bennie Salazar, a record executive, and his assistant, the kleptomaniac Sasha. In chapters that take us from the present to the past and to the future, we meet the people who influenced their lives, as well as a host of other characters that have their own stories to tell.Tags: 2010-2012, general fiction,
Victoria Jones grew up in the foster-care system and has difficulty forming meaningful relationships with those in her life, until she learns to communicate through flowers and their meanings.Tags: 2010-2012, general fiction, top pick,
The Night Circus is the tale of two young magicians, Marco and Celia, who are bound to a game in which neither has chosen to participate and in which neither fully understands the rules.Tags: 2010-2012, romance, science fiction and fantasy, top pick,
A lonely young American soldier comes upon a litter of pups on a WWI battlefield in France. The dogs are rescued and the young soldier chooses two of the pups for himself. He names them after two popular French dolls considered lucky talismans, Rin Tin Tin and Nanette. Little does Lee Duncan know just how truly special his find really is.Tags: 2010-2012, biographies and memoirs, top pick,
Katey and Eve are two attractive young professional women rooming together at a boarding house in New York City. On New Years Eve, 1937, they have a chance encounter with the intriguing and wealthy Tinker Grey at a Greenwich Village Jazz club. This encounter impacts the girls’ lives, especially Katey’s, in unexpected ways.
Rules of Civility is told in reminiscence by the middle-aged Katey when she sees photographs of Tinker in an art show exhibit in the 1960′s.Tags: 2010-2012, general fiction, top pick,