Claire’s Top 5 Picks
1. ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ by Jeffrey Archer
2. ‘The Dinner’ by Herman Koch
3. ‘Black Horizon’ by James Grippando
4. ‘The Runaway Woman’ by Josephine Cox
5. ‘How To Add Value To Your Home’ by Scott McGillivray
‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ by Jeffrey Archer – Harry Clifton and his wife Emma are rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington shipping Company and Emma Clifton wants to replace him. Others are out to destroy the Barrington family firm. The story follows the Clifton and Barrington families as they march forward into the sixties in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition, and betrayal.
‘The Dinner’ by Herman Koch – Two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act—an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families.
Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
‘Black Horizon’ by James Grippando – A Jack Swyteck novel. After the Deepwater Horizon environmental catastrophe, oil is spewing into the ocean again, this time from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters just fifty miles from the Florida Keys. Jack and his new wife Andie Henning, an undercover agent for the FBI, are honeymooning in the Keys when Andie is called away on an assignment shrouded in secrecy. Jack, too, is soon back at work, representing an American woman whose Cuban husband was killed in the rig explosion. Jack’s pursuit of the unimaginably complicated international case plunges him into a dangerous world filled with treacherous twists that lead him and Andie to the same shocking realization that the looming environmental disaster may have been no accident at all.
‘The Runaway Woman’ by Josephine Cox- She’s an ordinary wife and mother. But when tragedy rocks her family, Lucy has the chance to walk from her small street into a bright new world. Author Josephine Cox gets to the heart and heartbreak of family drama in her 50th novel.
‘How To Add Value To Your Home’ by Scott McGillivray – What to consider when you are renovating and reconfiguring your house. Why details like quality hardware matter. Smart ways to make inexpensive renovations look like they cost much more. This book also includes expert advice on maintaining you home, mistakes to avoid, tips on attracting and keeping great tenants and strategies for preparing your house for sale.
Technology for Seniors classes have now started. These free classes are available on Wednesdays 6 to 9 pm from now until 2015. Come and see what is available and sign up. They are free and we also offer free transportation if needed to and from the classes.
Attention all high school students: have you seen the ad in the paper for a summer student needed at the Mindemoya Library? It’s a great job, in an air conditioned environment and what could be better than to be surrounded by books? Please send your resume by email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the library.
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