& Sons by David Gilbert. An amazing book within a book story about an author and his family and their difficult relationships. The writing is amazing! Reminded me of early John Irving.
Alana T.: Taxidermy by Alexis Turner. By turns amazingly beautiful and wonderfully bizarre, this book describes the history of taxidermy. It appeals to both the artist and biologist in me.
Jill S.: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. The author somehow managed to take a time period and story that generally wouldn't interest me and turned it into an amazing read. It's long, but I really enjoyed it. Beautifully written and won the Man Booker Prize. Try it!
Karen K.: Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh. A gently unfolding mystery from the past with a yummy side dish of my favorite interest - honey bees. Hesketh has developed the story beautifully while making me crave some toast and honey!
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny. This novel is the ninth in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamach series, the writing is superb - as always. The author has a gift for creating character who you really come to care about and know, you will want to book a ticket to visit Three Pines, Quebec where the series takes place