Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

October 31, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): A mysterious island.

 An abandoned orphanage.

 A strange collection of very curious photographs.

 It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob […]


The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

October 25, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): n Mitch Albom’s newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, […]


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

October 22, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. “Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I […]


The Big Exit by David Carnoy

October 16, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): The Big Exit is a suspenseful thrill ride through the high stakes world of Silicon Valley start-ups. Fresh out of prison, Richie Forman tries to settle back into his life in the Bay Area. By day, he works at a law firm dedicated to freeing innocent men from prison. By […]


NYT Bestsellers 101413

October 13, 2013

Here are the current NY Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: GONE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge DOCTOR SLEEP, by Stephen King THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks SILENCING EVE, by Iris Johansen THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction: KILLING […]


A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

October 10, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): It is 1906 and Mattie Gokey is trying to learn how to stand up like a man — even though she’s a sixteen-year-old girl. At her summer job at a resort on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondack mountains, she will earn enough money to make something of her life. […]


On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

October 6, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): In 1962, Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties weighs over them. And unbeknownst to both, the decisions they make this night will resonate throughout their lives. With exquisite prose, Ian McEwan creates in […]


Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin

October 3, 2013

Summary (from the publisher): In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country’s most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, […]