Against the background of a Christian presence at Auchwitz, Carroll traces a complex relationship between Christians, Jews and Antisemitism in 2000 years of Christian history. A personalized and idiosyncratic history rather than a diadactic one.
Historical Romance...The story takes place on the Greek Island of Cephallonia, where gods once dabbled in the affairs of men. During the WW II, two suitors are vying for the love of a beautiful young women from the village. The story is full of love, betrayals,and loyalties.
A funny, sad and transcendent story of a young girl's growing up in Appalachia. The story centers around Icy Sparks, a 10 year old orphan who lives with her grandparents. She has violent tics and uncontrollable cursing which is not diagnose until adulthood. The book recounts a girl's journey to womanhood and the lives she touches along the way.
If you are interested in the way a jury functions, this book is for you. Steven Alder is a journalist with his most prolific writing on the legal system. This should be a compulsory reading for judges, lawyers and jurors.
I am always looking for new authors for mysteries or thrillers. I just discovered Coben, and found this book very engaging and unexpected.
Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photos, only to discover a mysterious photo which doesn't seem to belong..until she begins to discover that it is a picture of her husband from many years ago. The plot which develops is not the usual predictable story line.
One of the best re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg. If you haven't read any books on the Battle of Gettysburg, this is the first and maybe only book you might need to read. It should be a required reading for all highschool students.
A real adventure,outrageous as it seems, it wins your heart, and makes you regain faith once again in the inner strength a boy can have in the face of danger and death.
When Pi Patel is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450 pound Bengal tiger.
Pi's fear, knowledge and cleverness keep him alive.
The third in Alexander McCall Smith's novel, better known as the "Miss Marple of Botswana:
Precious Ramotswe is the founder and owner of Botwana's only detective agency for the "concerns of both ladies and others". Her stories are clever and comical, and it is easy to see that life is the same all over the world.
Access NY is arranged by neighborhood so you can easily see at a glance where you are and what is around in NYC. The color coding system makes the book extremely user friendly for either new visitors as well as return visitors to the Big Apple