Set in Texas soon after the Civil War, News of the World tells the story of a crusty, musty older gent and a plucky, spunky little girl.
Captain Kidd is determined to return Johanna to her relatives after her parents were killed by Indians. Their relationship develops as they travel 400 miles encountering thieves, Indians, rising rivers and mud. This is a gem of a historical novel.
Imagine Maria Semple, Jeanette Walls and Alexandra Fuller all knocking heads to create an eccentric, quirky and utterly charming tale of a ten year old protangonist dealing with the loss of her mother. And, her name is Elvis.
Annie Hartnett conveys bittersweet/hilarious moments with a southern twang.
Love this book. -PAM
This marvelous novel is as beautifully rendered as its central character, a 17th Century Dutch painting.
Dominic Smith is a master of composition as he layers and blends his wonderful paint box full of art and forgery spread out over three centuries and three different continents. The writing is beautiful and fresh. I did not want this book to end and only regret the painting is fictional as I would travel far to see it.
There is very little fat in Rachel Cusk’s ground-breaking novel of observation and insight. The writing is brilliant. Everyday situations and conversations become absolutely fascinating under the keen and watchful eye of Ms. Cusk. -Pam
"As a long time member of the Hamilton Fandom, I can promise this is the perfect gift for the Hamilton geek you know and love.
Miranda’s annotated notes to the libretto of the musical give both historical and musical insight into the lines you ‘think’ you know by heart.
As well, interviews with the cast, director, choreographer and more will make you love HAMILTON even more than you thought you did.
And, the photographs are dreamy."
Reminiscent of The Kitchen House, Hick’s story of former slave Mariah Reddick will grab you in the heart. With brilliant dialogue and southern grit, this tale becomes a story of love, tragedy and redemption. -Pam
The author blends science and humor to explain the complex and intriguing lives of our "cousins." You will be fascinated by what fish not only know, but think and feel. -Pam
A classy period tale of 1930s Manhattan, Rules of Civility transports the reader to a long-lost and, in this day and age, envious times in New York City. This novel has shades of Gatsby with the sound of jazz and a movie projector in the background. -Pam
This delightful and surprising Victorian mystery blends historical fiction with a dose of magical realism and fantasy. If only Sherlock were to walk in on this thriller plot! This would be a good vacation read for those seeking a smart and well written period adventure story. -Pam
This book is for all of us who fell in love with "The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry." This touching story of Queenie and her own pilgramage is like Harold - funny, sad, and wonderfully quirky. -Pam
This enthralling biography of Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for the Broadway phenomenon and smash hit “Hamilton.” Complete with political intrigue, scandal and a beautiful love story, Chernow’s portrait of this founding father and his times will have you hooked from page one. 'The ten-dollar founding father without a father/got a lot farther by working a lot harder. By being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter.' Just you wait…. -Pam
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"I loved it!" -Pam
"Beautiful, dark, and haunting, this story of Washington state frontier will stick with you!" -Pam
"This is a pilgrimage like you have never read. Harold Frye will grab you and not let go - even after you have finished this quirky book." -Pam
"Such an imaginative combination of past and future. A 'cabinet of wonders' is a fitting description." -Pam
"This is the circus I always wanted to join! Dreamy, visually intoxicating, and FUN!" -Pam
"Dark and funny, with a taste of Carl Hiaasen. Florida - very far from South Beach." -Pam
"Beautiful story of friendship with exquisite landscapes. Touching and though provoking." -Pam
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