Ideal Bookshelf Project

Obviously I couldn’t pick just ten books and even some of what I included are more representative of collections or genres! In general, I gravitate toward fiction – these days it is anything Neil Gaiman (listening to him read his audio books is amazing – he’s English) and I especially enjoyed reading The Graveyard, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and his “Make Good … Read more

WHERE THEY FOUND HER

WHERE THEY FOUND HER BY KIMBERLY McCREIGHT     BOOK REVIEW: An idyllic suburban town. A devastating discovery. Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever. At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn is found in the woods fringing the campus of the town’s prestigious … Read more

GOODNIGHT JUNE

    GOODNIGHT JUNE BY SARAH JIO         PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: In the great green room There was a telephone And a red balloon And a picture of— So begins the iconic children’s book Goodnight Moon by author Margaret Wise Brown. Though this is not where Goodnight June begins, this beloved children’s story … Read more

WORLD TO COME

WORLD TO COME BY DARA HORN   BOOK REVIEW: A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles’ cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents’ living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family’s startling … Read more

COPPER MAGIC

COPPER MAGIC BY JULIA MARY GIBSON   BOOK SUMMARY: Debut author Julia Mary Gibson explores turn-of-the-century Native American culture, ecology, and conservation, in her historical fiction novel, Copper Magic. The year is 1906, and on the shores of Lake Michigan twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman—a copper hand. Violet’s touch warms the copper hand … Read more