Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the stories of those he has known. This is the second of two meetings discussing this book.
Upon return to his homeland, an exiled poet finds himself pursued by figures ranging from an old friend's ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. The first of two meetings discussing this work.
Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband, but he finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about his wife's demise. When Mrs. Stackhouse's dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff, Walter finds himself under scrutiny.
Upon return to his homeland, an exiled poet finds himself pursued by figures ranging from an old friend's ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. The second of two meetings discussing this work.
Bestselling author Michael Connelly, creator of detectives Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer), brings readers the first in a new series of thrillers introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD. Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives...until she catches two cases she can't seem to let go of when the sun comes up.
Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (also known in English as Remembrance of Things Past) is a monumental, seven-volume novel that Edmund White calls, “the most respected novel of the twentieth century.” Whether you've been too intimidated to begin the novel, already wrestled with Proust's dense prose, or know the joys of savoring his work, you’ll find something of value in reading it with an expert guide.
In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows...
Calvino's compilation of fragmentary urban images, in the voice of Marco Polo reporting his findings to Kublai Khan, may be tales spun from Polo's imagination, or perhaps he is recreating details of his native Venice over and over again, or perhaps he is simply recounting some of the myriad possible forms a city might take...