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The Baker's Secret

Submitted by jeff on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:36am
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The Baker's Secret: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062369581
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Published: William Morrow - May 2nd, 2017

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.

-Jeff


The One-Eyed Man

Submitted by jeff on Sun, 04/09/2017 - 7:32am
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780670025350
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking - March 7th, 2017

"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.

-Jeff


Dead Wake

Submitted by jeff on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:21pm
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

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?