Category Archives: adult

The History of Bees – Maja Lunde

From the publisher, “England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper … Continue reading

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The Last Tudor – Philippa Gregory

Jane, Katherine, Mary, the Grey daughters, were very unlike. Jane was quiet, religious, very intelligent. Katherine was the beauty, happy, loving life and wanting to experience everything it had to offer. Mary, the lovely little dwarf, stayed carefully in the … Continue reading

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The Painted Queen – Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess

After a long and tiring trip, Amelia and Emerson are at last in Cairo, settling into their usual rooms at Shepheard’s. At least Amelia is settling in.  Emerson has been summoned to the presence of Maspero, director of the Service … Continue reading

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The Lying Game – Ruth Ware

Fatima, Thea and Isabel were living their lives.  Trying to keep their lives normal and in order.  Trying to forget the secret they shared. Then the text came on each of their phones, the text they hoped they would never … Continue reading

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A Distant View of Everything: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (11) – Alexander McCall Smith

Isabel and Jamie have added a new baby, Magnus, to the family, much to four-year-old Charlie’s dislike. “Don’t need a baby”, he firmly announced. But even with a new baby and a disgruntled older brother, Isabel finds time to investigate … Continue reading

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Live from Cairo – Ian Bassingthwaighte

Hana is overwhelmed by everything. For starters, there was the chaotic taxi ride from the airport which resulted in a broken taxi door (her fault).  Then there is the police, the army, the protesters and the refugees that fill Cairo … Continue reading

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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York – Francis Spufford

The merchants of New York didn’t know what to make of Mr. Smith, a handsome young man who appeared out of the rain and fog at the door or Lovell & Company on Golden Hill Street. He was bearing an … Continue reading

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