New Title Tuesday: In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant

The New Title Tuesday recommendation this week, In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant, is proof that we love nothing more than sweeping sagas of the rich and powerful regardless of the time period.  Plus, it's hard to stop reading the inner thoughts of the fictionalized Niccolo Machiavelli in the Prologue: "The gap between the … Continue reading New Title Tuesday: In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

For this week's Five Star Friday recommendation, I turn to one of my favorite books of all time - even when it was required reading in high school.  A Tale of Two Cities remains heartbreakingly relevant and is a timeless classic for a reason: its poetic opening, the cathartic conclusion, unrequited love, sacrifice, revenge, violence, revolution, and social commentary. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens