"Seeking a little comfort? Margaret Renkl's pitch perfect essays take a unique look into life, nature and families."...Pam
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A quiet but provoking psychological mystery. The Boy in the Field follows the thoughts and actions of three teenagers (all loveable in their way) after they discover an unconscious boy as they walk home from school. This novel sticks with you in a quite beautiful way. - Pam
This story is packed full of what we all need right now - FORTITUDE, COMPASSION, AND KINDNESS. Based on the Pack Horse Library program in 1930’s Kentucky, the novel proves the power of books in levels we cannot imagine today. Archival photographs of this amazing effort add to the poignancy of this book.
I would also recommend this novel for late teens. -PAM
A lonely farmer's wife writes a letter to a lonely museum curator she has never met. They share an initial fascination of The Tollund Man (a Seamus Heaney poem). A touching and tender story of loss. -Pam
This is the circus I wanted to run away and join! This is a dreamy tale full of unforgettable characters and visual grandeur. A must read in anticipation of her new book comingin November! -Pam
Barbados, 1830. A boy slave called George Washington. A tale of adventure and scientific discovery, all told with magical and rhythmic writing. You can smell the sugar cane (from up in the clouds). -Pam
A totally fun and slightly creepy mystery/thriller with a splendid cast of characters who twist and turn throughout the entire novel.
This is a page turner with a "Zowie!" ending. -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.
So many customers recommended this book that I had to read it. A true story of Russian corruption and blatant injustice. This saga will keep you reading late into the night. Timely!
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
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."
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
I discovered this book during the dark days of quarantine. This little book is like a long drink of water from a mountain stream. A plucky little girl and an even pluckier grandmother spend the summer on an island in the Gulf of Finland. Funny too!