“The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester

Have you ever wondered how a dictionary is created? In 1857 a group of dedicated people, led by Professor James Murray, put a call out to the world asking for the public to submit words and definitions for what they would call the Oxford English Dictionary. It was one of the most ambitious projects ever […]

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“Every note played” by Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, bestselling author of “Still Alice”, tells the story of Richard Evans, international concert pianist, who has always put his art and career before his wife and daughter.  Now divorced from Karina, a talented pianist from Poland, and estranged with his college daughter Grace, he is confronted with the devastating disease of ALS (Amyotrophic […]

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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

When Darren Mathews, an African American Texas Ranger, is suspended from his job after helping a friend out of a mess, he finds himself at loose ends.  His marriage is struggling, he’s drinking too much, his uncle expects him to finally finish law school and join his prestigious law firm, and his mother is asking […]

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“Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman

Richard Mayhew lives a very normal, very boring life; no one really notices him, and that’s how he likes it. Until one night when he stops to help a girl bleeding on the sidewalk and suddenly he can’t get anyone to notice him at all – no matter how hard he tries. He has been […]

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly […]

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