Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The short but eventful life of Hamnet Shakespeare, the Bard’s only son is portrayed with passion, empathy and consummate skill which will not fail to capture the reader’s sympathy for father, son, mother, sisters and greater family. Superbly written and paced with great craft, this is a notable work that should not be missed.
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Hail Mary by Andy Weir

A space voyager must overcome what seem to be insurmountable difficulties to save earth from destruction and must do it alone. But is he truly alone? Masterfully written with great heart and exciting to the last, it’s a pleasure to read.
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The Storm of Echoes by Christelle Dabos

The fourth and final volume of an epic fantasy. Young Ophelia must navigate dangerous waters, avoiding numerous perils. Complex and rich narrative with a multitude of fascinating characters and suspenseful action.

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The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

 

A thoughtful examination of the issues surrounding bombing of combatant nations’ cities, industry and military installations. Two opposing viewpoints make up the impetus of the narrative which is compelling and skillfully outlined. An essential read for historians and students of WWII.

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