Our Country Friends

This thoroughly Russian novel cleverly uses the time of the pandemic to shine a light on our ever-changing America, love, friendship,and what a shared history can mean to people.  How insightful to take a time where we were all cooped up together, and on unsure footing, to explore these themes.

The Lincoln Highway

Just suspend your disbelief and go along for the ride on this one.  The Lincoln Highway is a story full of unique characters that takes place over a span of 10 days.  Each chapter leaves you wanting to know what will happen to these boys next.  This novel will please almost any reader.

Fault Lines

YES, YOU SHOULD READ THIS!  Why have I not heard more about this book?

Better To Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville

“It’s not so much that the utopian ambition inevitably fails; we all have dreams that refuse to materialize. The problem is that utopia is so often shot through with the worst forms of callousness and cruelty. Human beings-individuals, families-are mere sideshows in the quest for a perfect world; they are sacrificed at the alter of ideals.”

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

With an awe of nature and a skepticism towards man- this novel explores our relationships with each other, as well as our relationship to our own planet.

Sankofa by Chibundu Unuzo

How often do you pick up a book and unknowingly have a certain expectation?  If I am honest, it happens too frequently.  This book was not what I expected and so my interest in Anna Bain and her journey grew.

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Mishra’s are a middle class family living in India when they decide to immigrate to America for a better life.  

End Of Watch

In this last novel of the “Mr. Mercedes” trilogy, Detective Hodges and Holly Gibney continue their mission to stop Brady Hartsfield from hurting anyone else.

The Sweetness Of Water

The Civil War is ending and brothers Prentiss and Landry have been freed.  They walk off the  plantation and find refuge nearby in the Walkers’ woods.