The restoration of a beautiful, ancient codex leads us back to see the hands who have held it over time. Geraldine Brooks is a master of historical fiction. Worth Reading, Book Club, Geraldine Brooks, Book Worth, Novels, Historical Fiction, People, Bookclub, Illuminated Manuscript
Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf. In a small town school in Iowa, a gunman is threatening a classroom the day before spring break. A late season blizzard is raging, cutting off help and making matters worse. The new female police officer has to work her way around male "I'm the man" attitudes. The teacher is doing her best of avoid a killing. A family of three generations is re-examining their issues. An 8 out of 10. Worth it. Recommended. See more: queenbeewritings....
**** Cleopatra: A Life - i never knew so much about Cleopatra. It also contradicts a lot from the famous Elizabeth Taylor version and really gives you a well rounded perspective on the possible life she led. "As always, an educated woman was a dangerous woman."
Good thing about this book - the cover art..it's gorgeous and the reason I picked up Tethered to begin with. The bad things about this book..pretty much everything else. I just don't get all the 4 and 5 star ratings. I found the characters unlikable and the plot hard to follow but still predictable. Although I felt some sympathy for the main character, I still didn't find myself rooting for her. I didn't understand the love connection at all. For me it just wasn't good.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, first mentioned on page 107 of The End of Your Life Book Club. Will Schwalbe brought this to a doctor's visit for his mother to read. In exchange, she brought him The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly