Still Life

By: Sarah Winman Goodreads description: Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from […]

I Have Some Questions for You

By: Rebecca Makkai Goodreads description: A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances […]

April/May 2023 Tidbit

Helen says: Hmmm…I would have to say American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. That was probably the most disturbing book I have ever read. The movie did not do it justice! I would run for the hills and change my number on that one… Holly says: This one is a toss-up between Mexican Gothic and […]

The Song of Achilles

by: Madeline Miller Goodreads description: Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, […]

Anything is Possible

By: Elizabeth Strout Goodreads description: Short story collection Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Here are two sisters: one trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her […]