Books with Buzz

DogtrippingDogtripping by David Rosenfelt: An account of the author’s cross-country move and role in establishing a dog rescue foundation describes the unanticipated challenges encountered while transporting more than two dozen dogs to a new home in Maine.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty: Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband’s death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Home: Feeling overshadowed by his more-successful younger brother, Harold is shocked by his brother’s violent act that irrevocably changes their lives, placing Harold in the role of father figure to his brother’s adolescent children and caregiver to his aging parents.

Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel: Starting over in Miami along with her toddler son and husband, Georgia is forced to choose between her son, her marriage and the possibility of new love when she takes a job as an errand runner for a reclusive artist who lives alone in the middle of Biscayne Bay.

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison: Todd Gilbert and Jodie Brett are in a bad place in their relationship. They’ve been together for twenty-eight years, and with no children to worry about there has been little to disrupt their affluent Chicago lifestyle. But there has also been little to hold it together, and beneath the surface lie ever-widening cracks. When it becomes clear that their precarious world could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows she stands to lose everything. It’s only now she will discover just how much she’s truly capable of.

The Skull and the Nightingale by Michael Irwin: When his wealthy godfather requests his help to experience vicariously the extremes of love and passion, Richard Fenwick soon finds his manipulative experiments into the workings of human behavior taking a tragic turn.

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen: When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti: Recounts the author’s visit to the Castilian village of Guzmán as part of a decade-long effort to taste the world’s finest cheese, an encounter that involved him in long-held regional secrets and the story of a heartbroken genius cheesemaker.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker: Wandering through a portal into a different world where she is transformed into a stunning beauty, Nora pursues a romance with the masterful Raclin only to see her elegant fantasy world shattering, forcing her to learn magical skills to survive.

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood: On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it’s the first time they’ve seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives–and unknowing families to protect–will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

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