The Loom by Shella Gillus
Caroline Whitfield lives in the quiet hills of 1835
seven-year-old Sadie and her father, arrive as new slaves her life gets complicated.
Loom is a tapestry of three families linked by a lie, woven into an OK book. Montgomery
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
says Arthur Phillips is “one of the best writers in
and I for one, don’t screw with The Washington Post. Young novelist, Arthur
Phillips has a con artist father, imprisoned for decades reveals a secret he’s
kept for half a century – he has the only copy of a previously unknown play by
William Shakespeare. Arthur and his twin sister work to get the manuscript
published and acknowledged as the Bard’s last great gift to humanity.
Exceptionally good. Unless I’m conning you. ♥♥♥ America
Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William by Tracy Borman
Around the year 1049, William, Duke of Normandy was said to have dragged Matilda to the ground by her hair and beat her mercilessly because she had refused to marry him. However her father, the Count of Flanders was shocked when Matilda announced that she would marry none but William. While William’s exploits and triumphs have been widely chronicled, his Queen remains largely overlooked. Very decent historical fiction. ♥♥♥
What the Dog Saw by Malcom Gladwell
Malcom Gladwell is a staff writer for the New Yorker and has my vote for one of the sharpest pens, er, computer tap-tap-tapping fingers around. What the Dog Saw is a collections of some of the most heart breaking, informative and yes, funny stories of the decade. Where else can you meet the inventor of the birth control pill, and who knew Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, would be such an inspiration? ♥♥♥
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Andy Barber is a respected assistant DA in his community, happily married with a son, Jacob. Life is good until his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.As Jacob’s parents protect him, the facts surface, and it’s a trial of loyalty but perhaps not justice. GREAT book.♥♥
Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig
Terry Helwig and her five sisters were raised (and I use that word causiously) by their very young, inexperienced and selfish mother, Carola. I may be a bit jaded about this type of memoir since so many have surfaced in the past few years. In fact so many have been published that you begin to wonder if dysfunction is the new normal.
Moon-walking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
WOW is all I can say. Joshua Foer writes about his yearlong quest to improve his memory and make it to the United States Memory Championships. With help from some of the top "mental athletes" he trains his mind and in the process writes an incredible book! I was so intrigued that I’ve researched mind mapping and memory palaces. Gotta love a book that inspires you to Google.♥♥♥