Monthly Archives: August 2015

All The Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer

Six years after the dreadful hijacking in Vienna and the resulting loss of life of those on the plane, Henry Pelham is traveling to California to visit, Celia, a former colleague and lover who was working in Vienna with him … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” And with these two sentences we dive deep into the life of a family, who until this moment do not realize how broken they are. The Lee’s are a Chinese American … Continue reading

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Some Luck by Jane Smiley

Life on a farm in Iowa from 1920 to 1953 wouldn’t seem like a great topic for the first of three novels, but Jane Smiley proves that memorable characters, a deep understanding and appreciation for the rhythms and values of … Continue reading

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Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon

Alex Meier has made a devil’s bargain. In exchange for making the McCarthy Committee’s investigations into his youthful fling with communism before World War II go away, the CIA wants him to return to Berlin and act as their spy. … Continue reading

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