Reading Recommendations: When Will there Be Good News?, Kate Atkinson.
On a hot and beautiful day in the English countryside, six year old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later, the man convicted of the crime is released from prison.
Sixteen year old Reggie works as a nanny for a doctor devoted to her new young son. But Dr. Hunter has gone missing, and Reggie, no stranger to bad luck and worse, seems to be the only person who is worried.
Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling toward her is an old friend, Jackson Brodie, himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.
As lives and histories intersect, as past mistakes and current misfortunes collide, Jackson is caught up in the most personal and dangerous investigation of his life.
"Kate Atkinson simply starts her story, grabs hold of the reader, and doesn't let go", writes Janet Maslin of the New York Times. She delivers a tour de force of surprise and suspense, a novel that amply confirms her status as one of the most inventive and delightful writers at work today.
And, Ross McSwains new book, "See No Evil, Speak No Evil, A History of Mob violence in the Texas Heartland 1869-1904 devotes almost an entire chapter to Sarah Harkey Hall's book Surviving on The Texas Frontier, Personal Recollections of a life in Nineteenth Century Texas. I try to read Surviving at least once a year. It should make us all so thankful and grateful to those pioneers who settled our beautiful part of the state. It's hard to imagine what those folk must have endured in cold weather, even hot weather, Indians and keeping food and clothing together, for large families, as they seemed to be in those days. If the reader has not yet read Surviving do check it out and read it soon.
And, another book the reader will enjoy: Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50, Joan Rattner Heilman.
If you're over 50, you're entitled to the Biggest bargains, Best deals and Boldest vacations of you're life. In fact, there are hundreds of amazing discounts that can save you a fortune on everything from golf to globe trotting. They are all here in this fully updated edition of Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures that You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50: save up to 70 percent on airfare and vacations; discover America at discount rates or go abroad on a budget; get 10 to 50 percent off your favorite hotels and inns; take free and almost free classes and courses; cut 5 to 25 percent off car rentals and train tickets; save a bundle on shopping, taxes and insurance and so much more!
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