Monthly Archives: September 2014

Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman

One of the last things her grandfather did was give Natalie a necklace and ask her to find the owner and return it.  He had acquired the rather remarkable necklace with the peacock design during the war in 1945 and … Continue reading

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Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch and translated by Sam Garrett

Dutch novelist, Herman Koch, who memorably explored the dark recesses of a parent’s love for their child in The Dinner returns with another variation on this theme in Summer House with Swimming Pool. Dr. Marc Schlosser, the protagonist of our … Continue reading

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books on Alice Island, Massachusetts, has been having “a no good, very bad” couple of years.  First the love of his life, his wife, died in a tragic traffic accident.  Then came the economic … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Ursula Beresford Todd was born on a snowy February day in 1910, and then she died. On the same snowy day in February, 1910, Ursula was born again, into the same loving family as before.  She does not realize that … Continue reading

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