Enjoy 1 of these 5 warm books on a cold day
Dune by Frank Herbert. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of Paul Atreides. He’s the boy who becomes the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He avenged the traitorous plot against his noble family. Dune is stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics. It won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver. Animals dream about the things they do just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life. So says Loyd Peregrina, a handsome Apache trainman and latter-day philosopher. But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown, Loyd’s advice is painfully out of her reach. Dreamless and at the end of her rope, Codi comes back to Grace, Arizona to confront her past and face her ailing, distant father. What she finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe, some startling clues to her own identity, and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life. Blending flashbacks, dreams, and Native American legends, Animal Dreams is a suspenseful love story and a moving exploration of life’s largest commitments.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. This is a love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier. Welcome to the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. This Pulitzer Prize— winner is a classic set in the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove. Meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers.
Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman. Homicide is always an abomination. There’s something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn’s pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.
One Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. This is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years. From the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding. This puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It’s a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war. Personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them.
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