Daily Archives: March 30, 2014

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

The brief summary could be: The life and loves of a bookseller on a small Massachusetts island. The expanded summary includes the tragic death of his beloved wife that plunges him into lethargy and depression followed by the adoption of … Continue reading

Posted in adult, highly recommend, realistic fiction

The Here and Now – Ann Brashares

A future devastated with pollution and widespread epidemics leads a group to time travel to the past to carve out a better life. They assimilate somewhat into the community but must follow strict rules to avoid damaging the time line. … Continue reading

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Noggin – John Corey Whaley

The body of 16-year-old Travis Coates lost a grueling battle with cancer, but Travis’s head, his brain, is still going strong after a groundbreaking cryogenic experiment. Travis opens his eyes after what seems like a quick nap, but everything is … Continue reading

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By Its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery – Donna Leon

This time it’s all about the books. Rare books, valuable books, are missing from the Biblioteca Merula, the Venetian library for rare books. And some have been stripped of their illustrations and maps. It is of course a serious offense, … Continue reading

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