Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea      Ernest Hemingway     Pages: 127
First published: 1952

The book: This is the story of an old Cuban fisherman who has failed to catch any fish for eighty-four consecutive days. In an attempt to break this cycle of bad luck, he ventures out further into the ocean than before. Far from home and in deep water, he hooks an enormous Marlin and his battle begins. Read more

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle      Pages: 124
First published : 1901

The book: Originally serialized in The Strand Magazine in 1901, this is one of Conan Doyle’s best Sherlock Holmes adventures.

The story begins when Dr. James Mortimer visits Holmes with an ancient document that details the legend of a monstrous, giant hound that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. Dr. Mortimer’s friend, Sir Charles Baskerville, recently died under mysterious circumstances. The arrival, from Canada, of the only remaining Baskerville heir is imminent. Dr. Mortimer is concerned for the life of the new arrival. Sherlock Holmes sets out to solve the mystery of the hound of the Baskervilles. Read more

Circling The Sun

Circling The Sun   Paula McLain    Pages: 355   Published: 2015

The book: In 1936, Beryl Markham became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. She was not only an aviation pioneer, but also a successful horse trainer, one of the first bush pilots, and an author. Born in England, she grew up in Kenya and led a non-conformist life that was often plagued by scandal. This is a fictionalized account of her life.  Read more

The Martian

The Martian     Andy Weir     Pages: 369       Published: 2011

The book: During a sand storm, Mark Watney is left for dead on Mars by the rest of his crew when they evacuate the planet. But he’s not dead; he survived and is now alone with no ability to contact Earth to let anyone know he’s alive. Will he survive? Will he get off the planet? What happens next? Read more