Monday, 25 September 2017

More Book Chat Reading

The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain

Noelle was a caring and hard-working midwife who embraced life. So why did she commit suicide? A letter divulges a heart-breaking secret, leaving her friends, Tara and Emerson, to find out more about Noelle, a story of love and betrayal, compassion and deceit. A riveting read with a surprise ending.

An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell

This is is a quick read, a novella which picks up the career of Swedish policeman Kurt Wallander as he nears retirement. When he inspects a house he is considering buying, Wallander discovers skeletal remains in the garden and finds himself working on a cold case. A beautifully written whodunit that leaves you wanting more.

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Albom is perhaps better known for his best seller, Tuesdays with Morrie. This inspiring book begins when an elderly rabbi asks him to deliver his eulogy for him, an experience which makes Albom discover much about his own faith. Full of heart-warming and humorous stories, and even poems, this is a charming book designed to make you think.

The Seekers by Wanda Brunstetter

Heidi runs cooking classes on her Amish farm, which are attended by an odd mix of people with a range of problems and challenges. Soon her classes are turning into lessons for life. A charming, restful read full of wisdom and good food. The first in Brunstetter’s Amish Cooking Class series.

When It Grows Dark by Jorn Lier Horst

Horst, a former police detective himself, has created a likeable detective character in William Wisting, who in this novel, returns to a cold case he investigated as a new policeman. As usual he combines a talent for logic and trusts his intuition to solve a case his predecessors had put aside. Great writing in the classic whodunit style.

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads, the traditional trading routes across Europe and Asia, have been a meeting place for east and west for centuries. Oxford academic, Peter Frankopan traces how they have affected and developed trade, war and the spreading of religion and ideas over two millennia. It’s a less Eurocentric view of history, to create an interesting read with lots of fascinating detail.

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