Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng Penguin Press, 292 pages: $2695 The title alone tells you this book is about secrets. And that immediately makes a reader curious. So…


Some Luck

by Jane Smiley Alfred Knopf, Publisher, 395 pages:$2799 January is a good month to read Some Luck by Jane Smiley.  It’s a long book,…


Christmas Books for Under the Tree

I’m looking forward to Christmas more than I have in a long time. There is a little girl named Violet in my family, and…


Natchez Burning

By Greg Iles William Morrow, 800 pages: $27.99 In Natchez Burning, author Greg Iles takes us to the worst time in his home state of…


The Last Kind Words Saloon

By Larry McMurtry W. W. Norton, 195 pages: $24.95 A fellow booklover gave me this to read when I was under the weather recently….


Call Me by My Name

By John Ed Bradley, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 265 pages: $17.99 Integration came hard to the Deep South in the early 1970s, the…


Keep Quiet

By Lisa Scottoline St. Martin’s Press, 338 pages: $27.99 This novel, written by Lisa Scottoline, the author of twenty-one other mysteries, is a great…


Where the Wind Leads

By Vinh Chung with Tim Downs Thomas Nelson Publishing Co, 353 pages: $23 Where the Wind Leads is a memoir told by one of…


Shotgun Lovesongs

By Nickolas Butler St. Martin’s Press, 304 pages: $25.90 Shotgun Lovesongs is Nickolas Butler’s first novel. Set in the fictional town of Little Wing,…