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Hannah Kent takes the true story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person executed in Iceland, and makes it moving and unforgettable with sympathetic characters and rich detail.
FBI agent and fugitive team up to outwit art thief in the second of the series. Good suspense with subtle humor. Also check out The Heist.
Estranged family members gather at Richard Walker’s house after he dies but they are not alone. Two past inhabitants observe them as memories haunt both the living and the dead. Be warned – this is NOT a horror story.
Dabney Kimball has a knack for pairing up the right couples – forty-two to be exact. But when her former lover comes back to Nantucket, she wonders if her own marriage of 27 years was the right choice. As is Hilderbrand’s style, it’s full of imperfect people with imperfect lives.
Sweet tale of love, loss and family with nicely drawn characters and good sense of place. Debut for McNear and first in the Butternut Trilogy.
Racial tension of the turbulent 60s provides the backdrop for this charming coming-of-age story. Liberty “Ibby” Bell finds herself literally dropped off at her grandmother Fannie’s doorstep. No color boundaries here, Fannie and the household servants all become family to her. Recommended to fans of The Help.
Lizzie Borden is taking her axe and delivering whacks to mysteriously infected mutant non-humans. Enjoyed this as much as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Clever and imaginative.