Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin

The land is just a normal land, with rivers and mountains, cropland and forests. But it moves a bit. Well, more than a bit. It moves a lot. And so we call this land the Stillness. The Stillness has a tendency to … Continue reading

Posted in adult, dystopian, science fiction

The Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman

Rachel didn’t follow the rules. And rules were important, for she was part of a Jewish community that fled the European Inquisition and finally settled in the Caribbean. She rarely did as she was told. She spent most of her time in … Continue reading

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River Runs Deep – Jennifer Bradbury

Young Elias suffers from tuberculosis and is sent to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky for experimental treatments by Dr. Croghan who hopes the cool cave air will aid in recovery.  In the 1840s there were few proven treatments for tuberculosis (consumption).  … Continue reading

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Alive – Scott Sigler

She awakes to pain and panic.  Shackled inside a coffin pitch dark.  Sketchy memories fly through her mind.  She must escape and fight through the pain to break free, only to find she is trapped in a room with other … Continue reading

Posted in highly recommend, science fiction, suspense

The Novel Habits of Happiness: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (10) – Alexander McCall Smith

Isabel’s life is slightly off center. First, Cat, her niece has a new man in her life who seems too good to be true. Second, old enemies have appeared in Edinburgh, and may be moving there. And third, a young boy seems … Continue reading

Posted in adult, fiction

Silver in the Blood – Jessica Day George

Cousins Dacia and Lou, born in America during the late 1800s and are the best of friends.  They have been raised in high society by mothers of Romanian birth and now it is time they found spouses.  They’ve come of … Continue reading

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