A first-rate whodunit with stolen art, sinister dealers, obsessed collectors, an amoral hitman and a protagonist with his own problems, including romantic entanglement. Lots of fun and informative, too.
A mix of classic mythology and historical records with the engaging tale of two brothers from Nebraska who find themselves in the midst of an adventure neither anticipated but which proves the equal of any great myth or seminal history.
How could a virtually illiterate pizza chef have produced a literary and publishing bestseller without anyone, including his family knowing it? A young editor of a large French publisher and her writer lover dig into this conundrum with satisfyingly surprising results.
Poverty, squalor and oppression cannot keep people from finding meaning and even happiness in the solace of the written word in this heartfelt story of Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge purges. It is, in the end, a hopeful and inspiring book.
These sensitive and heartbreaking but inspirational tales of courage, love and resistance to the vicissitudes of the world is of a literary quality that makes them a pleasure to read, in spite of the unhappy circumstances the characters must face.
: Five young people who live centuries apart and in different cultures all find direction and meaning in a work of utter fantasy that reminds the reader of the unintended consequences of seeking utopia.