We RATS have been reading historical fiction lately and I decided that I should wrench myself out of medieval England and read something different. I came across The Women of Magdalene by Rosemary Poole-Carter set in post Civil War Lousiana. Certainly something different. It involves a young doctor, estranged from his family, who is walking to Magdalene, an asylum for women, to take a position as the house doctor. He has been given the job as a favor from one of his father’s former colleagues. On the way he finds the body of a woman in a creek. She is one of the inmates and he arrives carrying her body and thus begins his career at Magdalene.
If you intentionally or accidentally missed Oprah’s selection of Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth for her book discussion and her Monday evening webcasts, I’d like […]
Ever since I read Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy and Tacy Go Over The Big Hill as a little girl I’ve traveled through my reading. I always wanted to know what was over that hill, around the corner or down the street.
I look for that strong sense of place when I’m picking a book for myself. I want that book to transport me to another city or place, one I might like to learn more about or visit. I love authors who can make you feel and smell and experience the essence of that “sense of place’ in their story. I’ve traveled a bit but not anywhere near as much as I’ve been able to travel in my reading. One day I might be sitting in a coffee shop in Seattle and the next day I’m riding a train through Switzerland. It’s just like virtual travel. How cool is that?
If you’ve never tried a book by Minette Walters and you like smart, chilling thrillers, The Chameleon’s Shadow is one to read. Charles Acland, a […]
Sylvia Patterson has a tough decision to make. The schools in Little Rock, Arkansas are integrating. Sylvia is choosen to become one of the first African-American […]
16-year-old Gemma forsees her mother’s death and can do nothing to stop it! She is sent to a boarding school where a child-spirit leads her […]
“V” Valentine feels alone. She can’t count on her mom, who puts her many boyfriends ahead of her. So “V” bounces from guy to […]
Stephenie Meyer’s newest book The Host comes out tomorrow May 6th RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY! From www.stepheniemeyer.com Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our […]