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: 2010-2013, biographies and memoirs, top pick,
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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: 2010-2013, general fiction, top pick,
Dr. Marina Singh, a 42 year old research scientist for a large pharmaceutical firm, is dispatched to the Brazilian rainforest to recover the body of a colleague, Anders Eckman. Eckman had been sent to the Amazon to check on Dr. Annick Swenson, an eccentric and elusive doctor, developing a miraculous top-secret drug.Tags: 2010-2013, general fiction, top pick,
Can you imagine a society in which there were no books? Fahrenheit 451 gives us a glimpse of what it would be like if censorship were the norm.Tags: 1940-1959, classics, top pick,
“Doc” by Mary Doria Russell is the story of twenty-six year old Georgia gentleman John Henry Holliday who arrives in Dodge City, Kansas in 1878 with his lady friend, Kate Harony. John Henry sets up a dental practice and earns some fast money gambling. But Doc Holliday is dying of consumption, the same disease that slowly killed his mother when he was fifteen.Tags: 2010-2013, historical fiction, top pick,
Books are hidden away in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books and protected in this mysterious place until their rediscovery. Young Daniel is drawn to a particular book. “The Shadow of the Wind’ by Julian Carax.
Daniel chooses this book, or does this book choose Daniel?Tags: 2000-2009, mystery and suspense, top pick,
The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill, set during the early 1900′s, is a Gothic haunting whose ghost is driven by fury and bent on vengeance.Tags: 1980-1989, thriller and chiller, top pick,
Bethia Mayfield, a Puritan colonist, and Cheeshahteaumauk (later christened Caleb) of the Wampanoag tribe, meet as children and form a secret friendship. Caleb’s Crossing is inspired by the life of Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665.Tags: 2010-2013, historical fiction, top pick,
“The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.”Tags: 2000-2009, biographies and memoirs, non-fiction, top pick,
Infidel is the story of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s upbringing in an abusive Islamic family/society and the events that led to her losing her faith.Tags: 2000-2009, biographies and memoirs, top pick,