This was a great historical novel. It encompasses a lot of adventures for Ahab's wife from when she is a child to an adult. It is good for one who is interested in sailing or lives in New England. She grows up in the Appalachians. Don't be daunted by the length, there are some exciting stories here.
This book was a good slice of Gulf Coast Americana both the gritty and the great. Jenkins does a good job of describing the characters, landscape, and a bit of natural history. He is Christian and Republican, but there is not much proselytizing, about a paragraph on each of these. Mostly he is down to earth and self-deprecating.
This is a very fun nostalgic look at cycling years ago in California. I even recognized a name of an old cyclist in here. The maps are good and I like the hand made way of the book - typed with hand drawn maps.
This book shows a great love for the city of Shanghai. It also shows though a great nostalgia for the old Los Angeles orange groves. The father daughter relationship is a great story here. This book is adapted somewhat from a true life story. Our book club loved it too.
Janeane Garofalo is a good writer and has been on the Henry Rollin's show. The chapter contents are funny, but are not the actual contents of the book. However the book is funny too. It is a fast readable book.
This was another good one by Bettina Selby. She gives a good description of the landscape and people of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It seems like it rains there a lot. She is camping and biking around. The people there have a strict church in some parts which looks down upon any other activity on Sunday except for Bible reading.