Cathy (Our Lead Book Buyer) Recommends
"Elliott Holt's compelling debut looks at the Cold War and its aftermath through the eyes of its survivors, and at the same time offers a deep and honest look at many kinds of kinship and loyalty. Holt captures the character of both Washington and Moscow, cities intrinsic to the fates of her complicated and often enigmatic characters.... And now I can't help wondering: Did we really land on the moon?" ~Cathy
"The map of the lane is a charming line drawing of the homes and gardens of the families about which this moving story is written. A lovely, protected enclave and exactly what I'd imagined while devouring this vivid, beautiful and deeply tragic tale of the families that live on the lane and the ethnic divisions that ultimately destroy the fragile harmony of the lane and the country of Sri Lanka as a whole. " ~Cathy
Benediction by Kent Haruf
"Haruf's prose is as
deliberate as poetry and is stunning in its power." ~Cathy (read her full review here)
The Dinner by Herman Koch
"True to the best suspense novels, very little is what it originally appears to be. And as gripping and intense as The Dinner may be, it is also extremely amusing in its biting observations of the pomp and pretense of over-the- top fine dining. The Dinner is a pleasure requiring no guilt: rich, rewarding and powerful." ~Cathy
Little Known Facts by Christine Sneed
"An insightful novel that avoids moralizing, though, in the end, the moral might well be "Be careful what you wish for." ~ Cathy (read the full review here)
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