Daily Archives: May 2, 2016

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi

Maya’s father is the Raja, ruler, of the Bharata Kingdom.  Her mother, one of the Raja’s many wives, died when Maya was quite young leaving her upbringing to the petty wives in the harem.  For the most part, Maya is … Continue reading

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Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Withdrawn, awkward, and lonely Cassie’s life rapidly tumbles into darkness.  She hears a voice punishing her, criticizing her, controlling her.  She thinks finding a human foot on the beach triggered the voice.  The small beach community has suffered a series … Continue reading

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Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie believes in normal life, a life with rules and regulations. For instance, cutlery drawers must be arranged just so:  forks, knives, spoons. One needs coasters for cups and glasses. Dinner is at six.  Lists are very, very important. Britt-Marie … Continue reading

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven – Chris Cleave

  Mary North and her best friend Hilda saw the coming war as a great adventure. As soon as war was declared, Mary North signed up. She left finishing school in Lausanne and hurried to London, determined not to miss … Continue reading

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Prayers the Devil Answers – Sharyn McCrumb

Moving to town was a hard thing, but the jobs were in town, and Mr. Hoover’s Depression had no end in sight. A regular paycheck seemed like an answer to prayer. And the schools were better. So Ellie and Albert … Continue reading

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