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Book Review – The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer tells the story of the underground amidst America’s days of souther slavery. Hiram Walker, a slave with a mysterious power, loses his mother to the coffin of the deep south. As a family of sorts forms around him, he manages to escape to the north, becomes entangled in the underground, and must choose how to use the power he’s been gifted.

Book Review – The Rabbit Girls

The Rabbit Girls

The Rabbit Girls takes place in the days revolving around the fall of the Berlin Wall as Miriam Winter discovers an Auschwitz tattoo on her dying father’s wrist. History is being written as Miriam must dive back into a different history and uncover the clues to her father’s past found in a uniform stashed in his apartment believed to have belonged to a “Frieda”. What happened to Henryk? Who is Frieda? And what does this mean for Miriam?

Book Review – At the Water’s Edge

At the Water's Edge

At the Water’s Edge is the story of three high-society Americans in 1942 who bypass involvement in the war, and set out, instead, in search of the Loch Ness Monster. Ellis, Maddie (a husband and wife) and their friend Hank live a frivolous life of fancy clothes, parties, and alcohol. However, when the country faces one of its darkest times and they can’t seem to turn away from their frivolity, Ellis’s free-flow of money stops and he has to prove himself worthy despite his inability to serve his country due to color-blindness.

Tied by marriage, Maddie follows her husband and hank across the ocean to a foreign country where they search, with a child-like vigor, to prove the monster’s existence, hoping this will restore their appearance in their wealthy circle back at home. Meanwhile, Maddie is left each day in their hotel, searching for things of her own – truth, friendship and love amidst the craziness that’s become her life.

Book Review – Beyond the Point

Beyond the Point is the stories of three women who begin their journeys at West Point in the year 2000. When the terrorist attacks of September 11 take place in their sophomore year, their fates are sealed; they know they'll be serving overseas, but life takes all three in different directions. What does the future hold? Will they stay in touch? Was West Point the right choice for each of them?

Beyond the Point is the stories of three women who begin their journeys at West Point in the year 2000. When the terrorist attacks of September 11 take place in their sophomore year, their fates are sealed; they know they’ll be serving overseas, but life takes all three in different directions. What does the future hold? Will they stay in touch? Was West Point the right choice for each of them?

Book Review – Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six is an oral history of 70's rock stars Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne and his band, The Six. When the two pair up, their music is instantaneously the stuff of legends, the rock and roll American's craved in the 1970s. But their worlds didn't merge with ease. With rock and roll came sex and drugs. And with sex and drugs came trials and tribulations. Like any band, they navigate relational strain, differing dreams and the lengths they'll go to to stay together... or be apart.

Daisy Jones & The Six is an oral history of 70’s rock stars Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne and his band, The Six. When the two pair up, their music is instantaneously the stuff of legends, the rock and roll American’s craved in the 1970s. But their worlds didn’t merge with ease. With rock and roll came sex and drugs. And with sex and drugs came trials and tribulations. Like any band, they navigate relational strain, differing dreams and the lengths they’ll go to to stay together… or be apart.

Book Review – The Heart’s Invisible Furies

The Heart's Invisible Furies follows Cyril Avery through life as he seeks to establish who he is, what his place is in the world and what love means to him. Given away at birth, Cyril's never had a normal family. He's never known a normal love. He's never felt at home. As he battles the life he was given and the culture he was born into, he learns to find peace after decades of searching for what that means.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies follows Cyril Avery through life as he seeks to establish who he is, what his place is in the world and what love means to him. Given away at birth, Cyril’s never had a normal family. He’s never known a normal love. He’s never felt at home. As he battles the life he was given and the culture he was born into, he learns to find peace after decades of searching for what that means.

Book Review – A Woman is No Man

A Woman is No Man is comprised of the stories of three generations of Palestinian women and their roles in their families. Spanning the 1970s to the early 2000s, ocean crossings from the Middle East to the U.S., and cultural shifts that come with time, with each new generation, each woman faces new challenges, but each is also still a woman in Palestinian culture.

A Woman is No Man is comprised of the stories of three generations of Palestinian women and their roles in their families. Spanning the 1970s to the early 2000s, ocean crossings from the Middle East to the U.S., and cultural shifts that come with time, with each new generation, each woman faces new challenges, but each is also still a woman in Palestinian culture.

Book Review – The Alice Network

The Alice Network

The Alice Network includes the stories of the 1947 Charlie St. Clair (American college student, pregnant, unmarried and in search of her disappeared cousin, Rose) and the 1915 Eve Gardiner (young, single woman with a stammer, recruited to be a spy in the Great War in enemy-occupied France). Their worlds collide when Charlie turns up at Eve’s door, suspecting she may be the ticket to finding Rose. Together, they embark on a mission to find truth – what happened to Rose? And what’s left of Eve’s former life in the Alice Network?