When reflecting on reading, author Stephen King once said “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Why do you read? To escape to a different time and place? To experience someone else’s imagination? To acquire knowledge? To know that you are not alone? To appreciate the craft of writing? To share ideas with others? To be inspired? To relax? Whatever your reason for reading, we hope that you will continue to share your recommendations with our readers.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
by Mark T. Sullivan
In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow, he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich’s most powerful commanders. (2017, 518 pgs; Fiction)
Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon
by Eric H. Cline
A vivid portrait of the early years of biblical archaeology from the acclaimed author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. (2020, 424 pgs; Nonfiction)
The Last Flight
by Julie Clark
Two women meet in an airport bar, both alone, both scared, and both urgently needing an escape from their lives. Together they hatch a plan to switch tickets – Claire taking Eva’s flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. But then one plane crashes. (2020, 311 pgs; Fiction)
The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides
Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the head five times, and then never speaks again. Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber must find a way to get Alicia Berenson to talk if he wants to treat her. Only then can he unravel the shocking events of that night five years before. (2019, 325 pgs; Fiction)
by Jean Hanff Korelitz
This is a psychologically suspenseful novel about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. (2021, 336 pgs; Fiction)
Hour of the Witch
by Chris Bohjalian
A young Puritan woman- faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul- plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from The New York Times bestselling author. (2021, 405 pgs; Fiction)
The Flight Attendant
by Chris Bohjalian
A powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man—and no idea what happened. (2018, 345 pgs; Fiction)
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