Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

In Louise Penny’s Bury Your Dead, Inspector Armand Gamache, haunted by two previous cases and injured from one, retreats to Old Quebec City to conduct research. At the Literary and Historical Society, he finds obscure historical battle information. The “Lit and...

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

When my book club pals suggested we read Nutshell, the selling point was “you won’t believe the point of view.” Our club has read books that tell stories from the point of view of a dog, a dead girl, a drunk, and a madman, so sure, I was game to read...

Fatal Recall by Carol J. Post

Fatal Recall by award-winning author Carol J. Post accelerates quickly. It roars through tense action as killers track a woman who knows too much. The killers, unaware she has amnesia, intend to kill her before she regains her memory. The story is set in the...

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate My rating: 5 of 5 stars Part history, part horror, part inspiration, the story Before We Were Yours explores the true-life crimes of the Memphis Tennesse Children’s Home Society whose unregulated adoption practices tore...

I Wanna Be Sedated: 30 Writers on Parenting Teenagers

An excellent gift for parents of teens and pre-teens, I Wanna Be Sedated: 30 Writers on Parenting Teenagers made me laugh and weep. SOMETIMES YOU LAUGH For a much-needed laugh, read W. Bruce Cameron’s “Teenagers Owner Manual.” His book 8 Simple Rules...