(#106) Still Life - Louise Penny (unabridged audiobook) ★★★★★ // Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, Book 1. This is a wonderful "village cozy" murder mystery set in Quebec with interesting, entertaining characters and the charming C.I. Armand Gamache anchoring the story. The first in a series. Worth Reading, Chiefs Inspector, Armand Gamach, Louis Pennies, Book Worth, Still Life, Gamach Series, Inspector Gamach, Louise Pennies
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
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The Lowland: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death. Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead.
After his radical brother is killed, an Indian scientist brings his widow to join him in America. Reserve your copy today! Also available as a book on CD.
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The Lowland -- December 2013 -- 2 out of 5 -- It probably wasn't fair to read this book right after reading Khaled Hosseini's "And The Mountains Echoed," which is one of my favorite books read this year. Both books focus on family bonds, tragic events and contrasting the life and historic events in home countries on the Asian continent (Afghanistan and India) with the expat life in America. But while...
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Still Life by Louise Penny
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Still Life by Louise Penny. Book 1 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series.
Still Life - The first of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series - Louise Penny
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
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Just finished this for bookclub. It was totally worth the read...Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0307387941/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_1K.Ypb1AT8P5Q
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers ($8.73) - The book is well written and an absorbing read. - Zeitoun was a moving and alarming story about one family's experience in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. - It is an amazing true story of human spirit. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0036S4ALS/electronicfro-20/ASIN/B0036S4ALS
Amazing book. Worth the read.
just finished reading this for my english lit class this semester. its about a muslim family's real life experience through hurricane katrina. definitely worth reading!
Zeitoun is a nonfiction book written by Dave Eggers and published by McSweeney's in 2009. It tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, the Syrian-American owner of a painting and contracting company in New Orleans who chose to ride out Hurricane Katrina in his Uptown home. After the storm he traveled the flooded city in a secondhand canoe rescuing neighbors, caring for abandoned pets and distributing fresh water. Soon after the storm, Zeitoun was arrested without reason or explanation at one of his rental houses by a mixed group of National Guardsmen and local police. He was not immediately charged with a crime but was imprisoned for 23 days without having stood trial. During that time he was accused of terrorist activity presumably because of his ethnicity, was treated inhumanely, and was refused medical attention and the use of a phone to alert his family. His wife and daughters, staying with friends far away from the city, only knew that he had seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
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A mix of history and scuba diving ~ if you're interested in either you will probably like this book.
The Likeness by Tana French
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Continuing where she left off in her electrifying first novel, In the Woods, Tana French aces this follow-up in the series. Dublin Murder Squad detective Cassandra Maddox is on a new case - but without her old partner. While some suspension of disbelief is required at the beginning, the way that Cassie masquerades as a dead woman in order to find her killer is absolutely mesmerizing.
The Likeness by Tana French - book club book #3!
#TheLikeness by @TanaFrench. "Time works so hard for us, if only we can let it."
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
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#GameChange Great read!
Non-Fiction: Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin // Kyle
Much more interesting than the HBO film. Worth reading.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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The Devil in the White City- completely an awesome book. whether you love murder mystery, history, architecture... so good.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. A nonfiction book that reads like a novel, Larson chronicles the dramatic events during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Great Book... Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that "The Devil in the White City" is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Interesting true story of an architect who built the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and a serial killer who posed as a doctor. It is a well written look at what was a hugely pivotal event in American history and a man who took terrible advantage of the people who flocked to the Fair.
What a wonderful way to learn about this previously unexplored period of popular history! Erik Larson did an amazing job weaving together the history of the 1893 World Fair and the stories of those whose lives revolved around it, foremost of whom are primary architect Daniel H. Burnham and sinister serial killer Dr. H.H. Holmes. The World Fair itself amazed me in what it contributed to the world. Just imagine what it must have been like when the White City was ablaze with the newly invented incandescent bulb...or the sensation of rising above the earth on a Ferris Wheel in the days before the Wright Brothers first introduced the airplane to the world! I also found it revealing not only that this was the first time something as basic as the zipper was introduced, but also that this was where the belly dance was first introduced, thus shaping America's image of the Middle Eastern world. The story of Dr. H.H. Holmes was also fascinating, albeit quite sinister. I just can't believe that there haven't been movies made about this horrifying serial killer...perhaps this book will change that!
Fabulous read. A great book for any book club.
Defending Jacob was actually hard for me to get into. A book about a father, DA, who is working the murder of a 14 year old boy when his own son becomes the prime suspect. Although it began slow and had a dull climax the ending I honestly did not see coming, which in turn, made the book worth reading. I'm a sucker for an unsuspected ending.
Defending Jacob by William Landay
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making a note to add this to my reading list
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Defending Jacob-- February Book Club Book
When a young boy is found brutally murdered in the woods in a peaceful New England town, his body hastily covered with leaves, the community is shaken to its core. When, in a stunning turn of events, Jacob is arrested for the crime, both Andy and Laurie are stalwart in their defense of their son: there's no way their child could've committed this terrible act.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
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Hysterical - and the audio book (read by Fey) is even more hilarious
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Bossypants by Tina Fey (Audiobook)
So funny. LOVE Tina Fey.
The Art of Racing in the Rain