Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Release date: March 6, 2012 Pages: 531 Summary: Haven and two of her peers have been offered a rare opportunity: an internship at a five-star hotel! Room and board is included, and they’ll get school credit. Haven thinks it sounds too good to be true, and she’s right. The people who run the hotel are actually in the business of buying and selling souls for the devil, and their next big target is Haven. My t...

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The Beginner’s Goodbye
Anne Tyler / April 15, 2017

The Beginner’s Goodbye (2012), the 19th novel by our wonderful Anne Tyler, a writer who has given us fabulous books for years and years. In her newest book, Tyler introduces us to Aaron Woolcott and his lack of coping, or near-coping, with the death of Dorothy, his wife. A tree falls on their house, a TV slams on top of her, and she is dead. Aaron is alone. Or, Aaron feels alone until Dorothy begins visiting him from the grave. Aaron...

The Cove
Ron Rash / March 5, 2017

  The Cove (2012), a gutsy novel by Ron Rash, that very same celebrated author of Serena. Rash gives us another juicy book to spend hours reading. I was blown away by Rash’s book Serena,  and got a great gusty wind from The Cove, but it would be difficult for any author to outdo Serena. Rash does a fabulous job with The Cove, though, a stupendous job. Earthy, human, wickedly clever, with point-on writing. You feel it.   Set...

A Risk Worth Taking
Robin Pilcher / February 23, 2017

  A Risk Worth Taking (2005), a beautifully written book by Robin Pilcher, son of the famous author Rosamunde Pilcher. Not following in his mother’s footsteps, but making his own, independent, mighty stride in the world of literature, Robin Pilcher gives us a wonderful story, with wonderful characters.   Sensitively told, this is the story of Dan Porter, a man who recently lost his high-paying job in London. This job loss c...

Rebecca
Daphne DuMaurier / January 5, 2017

  Rebecca, first published in 1938 by author Daphne DuMaurier, became a very highly acclaimed novel over the years. This clever book tells us the story of the “second wife” of Maxim de Winter. Maxim has again married and this time to a younger woman, who is only referred to as Mrs. de Winter throughout the book. The story also tells us the story of the first Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca, who died tragically and under suspicious circu...