You will fall in love with Emma, a young baker whose small clandestine acts keep her German occupied town in Normandy from starvation in the year before D-Day. In addition to enjoying the riveting story, I particularly appreciated learning more about daily French village life during the occupation.
A beautifully written saga of family dysfunction across multiple generations in the north woods of Minnesota.
"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king"
Currie's latest intrigued me with its premise of a character that always speaks the truth even when social norms would dictate otherwise. By the end, though, I was left disappointed that so many potential themes that could have been explored with this premise were left untouched.
Erik Larson's interesting account of the sinking of the Lusitania explores the subtleties behind the event, although he is unable to answer the truly interesting question: why did so many people voluntarily embark on the voyage after Germany publicly warned they would sink the ship?
When I need a reality-break, Carl Hiaasen is one of my go to authors. He didn't let me down with Razor Girl, a hilarious romp through the Florida Keys.