Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

  Imagine the nuclear power plant in your town has a meltdown and thousands of people need to be evacuated. Nineteen people are dead and thousands are homeless. Now imagine that you are sixteen years old, both of your parents were killed in the accident, and your father is the one being held responsible for … Continue reading Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman

When I was on Goodreads, checking out Tom Rachman and his books, I read several comments suggesting that The Rise & Fall of Great Powers doesn't measure up to The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman's first book. Well, if this is the case, then I better put The Imperfectionists on my to-read list, because I loved The Rise & … Continue reading The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman

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