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