This book tells the inspiring story of an unlikely hero, a Mongolian mare named Reckless. Named after the gun she was recruited to carry, Reckless became an integral member of the Marine 5th Regiment that fought during the Korean War.
Don’t judge this book by its author, Molly Ringwald, an actress who reached stardom in the 80’s. You will find it is a terrifically captivating book in and of itself. And any skepticism concerning Ringwald as a writer will quickly vanish. Writing the novella as intermingling short stories really added to the genius of the work.
The thin line between passion and obsession has always been ripe ground for storytelling. In the noirish, suspenseful The Club Dumas, dark, obsessive love erupts into violence and murder – not over a man or woman, but for some very rare books.
The best thing about book clubs is they introduce you to books you would never pick up yourself. Such is the case with The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. This novel is a literary western, set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of the 1850’s. It follows the story of Eli and Charlie Sisters who are on a mission to kill a man.
What is the determining factor for two people to become friends or become more than friends? This young adult book explores that question in a high school setting. Levi and Macallan first meet when they start the seventh grade. Levi is the new kid in school who is just trying to fit in. Macallan has just lost her mother and needs someone to listen to her hurting heart.
Midwinterblood is a novel made up of seven mysteriously interconnected short stories, lyrical in tone and tinged with suspense and horror. It recently won the 2014 Printz Award for best Young Adult Book of the Year, and in this reviewer’s opinion, it definitely lives up to the hype.
Science, creativity, and imagination all meet up in this book detailing amazing fish tanks built by the Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) team. Just some of the tanks described include the Harry Houdini tank built for Neil Patrick Harris, the KISS aquarium built for a mini-golf course, a Dunkin Donuts tank, a prank tank created for Jack*** producer Jeff Tremaine, and themed tanks centered on pinball machines, skateboarding, and more.