Molokai, by Alan Brennert Five Star Friday

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=1533892 Molokai by Alan Brennert is this week's Five Star Friday recommendation.  It may or may not be common knowledge that in the late 1800's an area on the island of Molokai was designated as a settlement for those diagnosed with leprosy. Brennert's novel is a heart-wrenching tale of loss but it is also a tribute … Continue reading Molokai, by Alan Brennert Five Star Friday

Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday

I didn't know before I read this week's New Title Tuesday recommendation, Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin, that it would be such a suitable and meaningful read. Naturally I expected a book by the three-time National Book Award nominee with five novels on the New York Times bestseller list would be better than average, but the timing … Continue reading Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday

One Perfect Lie By Lisa Scottoline, New Title Tuesday

It's never a surprise to find myself immediately wrapped up in a good thriller, but this week's New Title Tuesday recommendation, Lisa Scottoline's One Perfect Lie, is one of those perfectly paced page-turners that builds to a tidy and satisfying conclusion. Publisher's Summary: A handsome stranger moves to the small Pennsylvania town of Central Valley, and his … Continue reading One Perfect Lie By Lisa Scottoline, New Title Tuesday