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A poignant tale set in suburban America amidst a close-knit community of Poles and Ukranians. It is about growing up fatherless with the world against you. When all their fathers leave town one by one, the boys of the neighbourhood must grow up quickly and become men before their time. This is moving and heart-warming and a real coming-of-age tale, lyrical and rewarding. Highly recommended.Comparison: Leif Enger, Matt Dunn,Jennifer Haigh.Similar this month: John Bennett.
Great for age range 5-7Little boys and girls who have just learned to read will absolutely adore The Littlest Pirate for itâ€™s a story with a huge amount of fun and adventure broken down into short chapters and some terrific illustrations. Watch out though, your child may want to become a pirate!!
Shortlisted for the Spread the Word : Books to Talk About 2008.Inspired by a true story of fire-fighters who all died in the line of duty with a potential cover up over their deaths. A fast paced thriller to keep you gripped to the end.
I love this man’s books. I love his style, his twists and his characters. This is the third novel to feature his hero Ward Hopkins and the Straw Men, an evil organisation of killers who only get worse. I keep wondering what Marshall will do next, and he always surprises me. This book is a must, and try his sci-fi as Michael Marshall Smith. They are great too!Comparison: Thomas Harris, Stephen King, James Patterson.Similar this month: John Connolly.
Full of humour, incredibly moving and so fluently written youâ€™ll devour it in one sitting. Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly inventive TV quiz show, the brainchild of Laura, whose less than keen at the media interest about her and whose past sheâ€™d rather remained private. Laura is a refreshing heroine and her rekindled relationship with an old flame comes with excess baggage in the form of an ex-wife who is anything but predictable in her actions and a young child that brings huge joy and frustration in equal measure. Highly recommended.
An important book by the author of an equally important book, Guns, Germs and Steel. This looks at all the main civilisations and what went wrong and how we, forewarned, possibly may survive. It’s extraordinarily readable, full of fascinating facts and highly recommended.
This is a moving and well-crafted saga that will have you turning the pages non-stop to the end. Historical detail of the Dunkirk evacuation is excellent but even better it includes a lot of detail I didn't know before too. The sacrifice of both soldiers and civilians pulls at the heartstrings and it's important that we don't forget what others did for us in WWII to save our country. The author really does give us a glimpse of the trials and triumphs of life in England at that time. This title is also available as an Audio book, in either CD or cassette format.Comparison: Charlotte Bingham, Margaret Dickinson, Beryl Matthews.Similar this month: Mary Jane Staples, Lesley Pearse.
Heart-stopping suspense and breathtaking action built around a jaw-dropping White House conspiracy, The Camel Club is a genuine classic from one of America's most exciting thriller writers.
A totally gripping crime thriller with a new cop on the block, one Roy Grace, scarred by a past which surely will be revealed in future books. His first case for us involves a man buried alive in what appears to be a harmless stag-night prank but turns very sinister indeed. This is literally unput-downable, with a great twist. A must-read for all crime addicts. Comparison: Graham Hurley, Mark Billingham, Ian Rankin. Similar this month: Stuart MacBride, Robert Crais.
This is a rich, compassionate and compelling novel, loosely based on the true story of a community, which illuminates a small, but vivid, chapter of nineteenth century America.
It is such a joy that the sharp wit of these novels translates so well. Montalbano is a fascinating character who the reader can empathise with and admire while recognising his shortcomings. In this novel he finds himself dealing with “New Mafia”. Another great read from Camilleri. Inspector Montalbano series:1. The Shape of Water2. The Terra-Cotta Dog3. The Snack Thief4. The Voice of the Violin5. Excursion to Tindari6. The Scent of the Night7. Rounding the Mark8. The Patience of the Spider9. The Paper Moon10. August Heat11. The Wings of the Sphinx
Father Figure is an enthralling, thought-provoking novel of modern fatherhood told at a rattling good pace with credible and sympathetic characters. A novel from a politician is often one to be missed but this one is well worth the read. This title is also available as an Audiobook in CD format.Comparison: Libby Purves, Lynne Reid Banks, Louise Voss.Similar this month: Marya Hornbacher, Kathleen Tessaro.
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eBooks have at last come of age and although you have been able to see if an eBook is available on a title by title basis on Lovereading for a while now, we also wanted to create a special section which features all of our eBook recommended reads.
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