Louise Penny, How the Light Gets In (2013)

It is a novel #9 in the Armand Gamache series. From http://www.gamacheseries.com/about/: LOUISE PENNY is the #1 The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of twelve Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis,… Continue reading Louise Penny, How the Light Gets In (2013)


Emma Healey, Elizabeth Is Missing (2014)

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences. Maud,… Continue reading Emma Healey, Elizabeth Is Missing (2014)

Marisha Pessl, Neverworld Wake (2018)

Five friends. Only one can survive the Neverworld Wake. Who would you choose? From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film comes an absorbing psychological suspense thriller in which fears are physical and memories come alive. Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley… Continue reading Marisha Pessl, Neverworld Wake (2018)

Questions – Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

The title includes the word Enemies, why? Relation to Judaism by major characters, Herman attempts to reform, Yadviga converts, Rabby employs a ghostwriter, etc. Characters escaping from reality Herman's character somehow reminds of some of the Checkov's characters, philistines. In some ways the three wives situation and Herman's inability to deal with it was comic.

Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

A masterpiece. Comedy? Tragedy? Is it really about survivors only? From Wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemies,_A_Love_Story): Enemies, A Love Story (Yiddish: Sonim, di Geshichte fun a Liebe‎) is a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer first published serially in the Jewish Daily Forward in 1966. The English translation was published in 1972. Plot summary Set in New York City… Continue reading Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

Questions – Catherine Banner, The House at the Edge of Night

READERS GUIDE Retrieved from: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/252972/the-house-at-the-edge-of-night-by-catherine-banner/9780812988130/readers-guide/ Questions and Topics for Discussion 1. At the beginning of the book, Amedeo is “a foundling . . . a penniless jobbing physician” who “inhabited the world as bare as he had come into it, with no wife, no friend except his foster father, no descendants.” What do you think it is about… Continue reading Questions – Catherine Banner, The House at the Edge of Night

Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

France, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon… Continue reading Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague is a 2001 international bestselling historical fiction novel by Geraldine Brooks. It was chosen as both a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book. (As per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_Wonders) The novel is written in the point of view of a housemaid named Anna Frith, on what she lives… Continue reading Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders

Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. New York Times Bestseller Ann Patchett’s award winning, bestselling novel that balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language—now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. “Blissfully romantic…. A terrific, spellcasting story.”… Continue reading Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here (Swedish: Britt-Marie var här) is a 2014 novel by Fredrik Backman, a Swedish columnist, blogger and writer. The plot of the book consists of a "nag-bag" recently unemployed woman who gets a job in the city of Borg working for the recreation center. The city itself is barely a full-town with only… Continue reading Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here