October -- Some Falltabulous Books!
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Jenna’s mom Alice disappeared a decade ago from the elephant sanctuary where she worked as a researcher; and Jenna is bent on finding out what happened. She contacts a psychic and a private detective to help in her hunt and after reading her mother’s research journals begins to piece together the likely story. Great book!!
The Big Tiny by Dee Williams
I’ve always been intrigued by tiny houses — you know, the ones built on wheels that are SO adorable, and people actually live in them. The Big Tiny is a study in the benefits of scaling back, way back. What prompted Williams abode turn-around, was her near-death experience. She decided to concentrate on things that matter - and the expensive and up-keep of a big house was stopping her from many of those things. She built an eighty-four-square-foot house—on her own, from the ground up. You may not be a candidate for a tiny house but the writing is great and hey, you may even look around at all your random ‘stuff’ that’s never used. That’s a start.
The Moonlight Palace by Liz RosenbergAgnes Hussein, the last surviving member of the last sultan of Singapore, has grown up in the old Kampong Glam palace, a once-beautiful residence given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British.This is a coming-of-age story with dazzling historical detail and a great cast of characters, set against the backdrop of 1920s Singapore. Loved this book.