Reading Recommendations:Sarah's Key, a novel, Tatiana de RosnayParis, July 1924: Sarah, a ten year old girl is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard; their secret hiding place and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.Sixty years later; Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research Julia stumbles upon a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future.With more than five million copies in print and more than two years on the New York Times best seller list, Sarah's Key has made its way into the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Now, with this beautiful new hardcover edition (and it is beautiful), the gift of powerful storytelling can be shared with the ones you love.This is truly a powerful novel!Black Thunder, An Ella Clah Novel, Aimee and David ThurloA construction crew finds the first baby buried in a shallow grave near a road on the Navajo Reservation. They call the cops and a hataalii, or medicine man, who ensures that they will bear no taint from the dead person's chindi. Ella Clah, Special Investigator for the Navajo Police and her team find more bodies, some buried across the border on state land.It's been years since Ella's had to work a joint investigation with the New Mexico State Police, and even more years since she's met anyone as prickly as Detecrtive Dan Nez. But Ella's a cop through and through, which means the investigation comes first and personal ties second.One of the bodies turns out to be that of a missing man suspected of embezzlement, so suspicions focus on the dead man's business partner,. But there are no connections between the dead businessman, the suspect, or any of the other victims, and the investigation stalls.Ella's home life is equally unsatisfying. Her teenage daughter has chosen to skip a Navajo coming-of-age ritual, upsetting Ella's mother. Ella wants her daughter to make her own choices, but fears that the girl will later regret not having a ceremony.Forensics and solid police work reveal that the victims were all killed during the same week, tho years apart. With the target date approaching, Ella feels increasingly frustrated. There's a serial killer loose on the reservation and she has no idea who he is or how to stop him.The Bells, a novel, Richard HarvellThe celebrated opera singer Lo Svizzero was born in belfry high in the Swill Alps where his mother served as the keeper of the Loudest and Most Beautiful Bells in the land. Shaped by the bells' glorious music, he possessed as a boy an extraordinary gift for sound. But when his preternatural hearing was discovered, along with its power to expose the sins of the church, young Moses Froben was cast out of his village with only his ears to guide him in a world fraught with danger.Rescued from certain death by two traveling monks, he finds refuge at the vast and powerful Abbey of St. Gail. There, his ears lead him through the ancient stone hallways and past the monk's cells into the choir, where he aches to join the singers in their strange and enchanting song. Suddenly Moses knows his strange gift, his purpose. Like his mother's bells, he rings with sound and soon he becomes the protege of the Abbey's brilliant yet repulsive choirmaster, Ulrich.But it is this gift that will cause Moses greatest misfortune; determined to preserve his brilliant pupil's voice, Ulrich has Moses castrated. Now a young man, he will forever sing with the exquisite voice of an angel, a musico, yet in the eighteenth century, castration is an abomination in the Swiss Confederation, and so he must hide his shameful condition from his friends and even from the girl he has come to love. When his saviors are exiled and his beloved leaves St. Gail for an arranged marriage in Vienna, he decides he can deny the truth no longer and he follows her to sumptuous Vienna, to the former monks who saved his life, to an apprenticeship at one of Europe's greatest theaters, and to the premiere of one of history's most beloved operas.In this confessional letter to his son, Moses recounts how his gift for sound led him on an astonishing journey to Europe's celebrated opera houses and reveal the secret that has long shadowed his fame: How did Moses Froben, world-renowned musico, come to raise a son who by all rights he could never have sired?See you at Rylander!