The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin

When I first saw this book, the premise for it intrigued me right away.  A ship found completely abandoned at sea with no apparent explanations.  I love a good sea-faring adventure, and I was expecting to join the crew of the Mary Celeste on their last big adventure, but that's not quite how the book … Continue reading The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Julie Orringer is an American writer.  Her first book is a collection of short stories called How to Breathe Underwater.  The Invisible Bridge is her second book.  Here is what Michael Chabon had to say about it: "To bring an entire lost world - its sights, its smells, its heartaches, raptures, and terrors - to vivid … Continue reading The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer