Life After Life
Sometimes, our heroes need a few tries before they get things right. Here are our top 5 second chances in fiction. Let us know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books!
It may not seem like the most uplifting theme for a discussion usually had over cheese and wine, but it is precisely the surfeit of discussion points that make books about the Second World War so perfect for a book club pick. Continually relevant and continually refreshed, books set in this era, both fiction and… Read More »
Tags: All The Light We Cannot See, Annie Barrows, Anthony Doerr, David Guterson, Esi Edugyen, Half Blood Blues, Kate Atkinson, Life After Life, Mary Ann Shaffer, pam jenoff, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Orphan's Tale
Monday, June 6 marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the day that the allied troops landed on the beach in Normandy, France. From there, a coordinated operation began that would eventually see Europe liberated from the Nazis and the end of World War II. The literary landscape is saturated with novels memorializing that time, from… Read More »
Tags: At The Water's Edge, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Half Blood Blues, Life After Life, pam jenoff, Snow Falling on Cedars, Staff Picks, Suite Francaise, The Evening Chorus, The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach, World War II
I recently discovered Buzzfeed had done an amazing quiz called Can You Guess The Classic Novel From Its First Sentence? and I loved it so much I just had to create a spinoff for contemporary novels. Test your knowledge of recent literature! 1. “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a… Read More »
Tags: All The Light We Cannot See, Americanah, beautiful ruins, Bridget Jones' Diary, Circling the Sun, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Euphoria, Gone Girl, If I Stay, Life After Life, Middlesex, Orphan Train, station eleven, The Book Thief, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Devil Wears Prada, The Fault in Our Stars, The Girl on the Train, The Good Girl, The Help, The Husband's Secret, The Light Between Oceans, the nightingale, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Poisonwood Bible, The Rosie Project, The Secret Life of Bees, The Vacationers, Where'd You Go Bernadette, White Teeth