Tag Archives: Bestseller

The Glass Hotel

Emily St. John Mandel       Pages: 301        Published: 2020

The book: Vincent and her half-brother, Paul, work in the exclusive and remote Hotel Caiette on Vancouver Island. Just before an important guest arrives, a strange message etched in acid, appears on a hotel window.
Who left the message and why? How will working at the hotel impact the lives of Vincent and Paul? Read more

City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert    Pages: 466      Published: 2019

The book: 1940 and nineteen-year-old Vivian is kicked out of Vassar College. Her rich, well-to-do parents send her to live with her Aunt Peg in New York, who owns a run-down theatre in Midtown Manhattan. Vivian is thrown into a heady life of showgirls, late-night clubs, parties, and men, a far cry from her previous life in the suburbs. Read more

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern   Pages: 494    Published: 2019

The book: Zachary Rawlins finds an unusual old book in his university library. The book captivates him. Strangely, it contains a story that is about Zachary when he was a child. Fascinated, he sets out to solve the puzzle that appears to be contained in the book. This quest will take him to strange and amazing places where he will meet unusual and sometimes dangerous people. Secret societies, magic, and alternate realities abound! Read more

The Trespasser

Tana French       Pages: 449        Published: 2016

The book: Detective Antoinette Conway and her partner Stephen Moran are assigned a new murder case. Initially, it looks like a typical lovers’ quarrel gone wrong.  Other detectives on her squad are pushing her to close the case and not look beyond the obvious. However, something is bothering Antoinette.  She is convinced that things are not as straightforward as they appear. Will Detective Antoinette and her partner, Detective Moran, work out what is really going on and solve the crime? Read more

Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry     Pages: 214     Published: 2019

The book: It’s evening and two middle-aged Irish gangsters sit in the terminal at the old port of Algeciras, Spain, waiting for a ferry from Tangier. They’re looking for a girl called Dilly. But why are they trying to find her?  What is her connection to them? And, does Dilly want to be found? Read more

Circe

Madeline Miller    Pages: 393     Published: 2018

The book: In the ancient Greek epic, The Odyssey, by the poet Homer, Odysseus, journeying home after the fall of Troy, encounters the witch Circe. He and his men are delayed on her island for a year. Although it takes Odysseus ten years to get home, Circe’s appearance in The Odyssey is fleeting. This wonderful novel is Miller’s reimagining and retelling of Circe’s life. Read more