Monthly Archives: November 2012

Boy 21 – Matthew Quick

Finley’s family has been beaten down by the Irish mob of Philadelphia.  He sees basketball as his way to a better life.  Basketball is his focus and his coach is respected.  One day Finley’s coach comes to their home and … Continue reading

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Velvet – Mary Hooper

Velvet has decided to reinvent herself to try to raise her standing in the world.  Formerly known as Kitty, her mother died years before and her abusive father drowned in the murky canal.  She adopts a new name and gets … Continue reading

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Shadow on the Mountain – Margi Preus

When the Nazis begin to occupy Norway in the early 1940’s, they anticipate that the citizens will be grateful for their presence and will be easy to mold.  While many young Norwegians quickly move to support the Nazis, many others … Continue reading

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The Child’s Child – Barbara Vine

Andrew and Grace inherit their grandmother’s large London home, Dinmont House, and decide to share the rambling mansion, dividing up the bedrooms, sitting rooms and libraries.  The arrangement works well, until Andrew brings home his new love, James.  James is … Continue reading

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The Great Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Jewel Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Necklace – Molly Caldwell Crosby

Joseph Grizzard was finely dressed, extremely intelligent, affluent, with a family and a nice home.  He was also a master criminal, quietly controlling a large gang of jewel thieves. The unique pink pearl necklace proved to be irresistible.  Scotland Yard’s … Continue reading

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