2016 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Travel

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

Published: 2015 by Knopf | Pages: 317 | RAD Book Club Book #5 “You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on it anew. There’s a journey we must go on, and no more delay…” The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled… Continue reading The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

2016 · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Romance

The Winter Crown, Elizabeth Chadwick (*)

Published: 2014 by Sphere | Pages: 483 | Review Copy (NetGalley) An extraordinary woman. A legendary queen. In 1154, Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in Europe, is crowned queen of England beside her young husband Henry II. While Henry battles their enemies and lays his plans, Eleanor is an adept acting… Continue reading The Winter Crown, Elizabeth Chadwick (*)

2015 · Book Club · Book Reviews · Classic · Crime · Fiction · Grief · Historical

Perfume, Patrick Suskind

Published: 1987 by Penguin | Pages: 263 | RAD Book Club Book #2 In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today,… Continue reading Perfume, Patrick Suskind

2015 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Romance · Travel · War

A Week In Paris, Rachel Hore

Published: 2014 by Simon & Schuster | Pages: 480 The streets of Paris hide a dark past . . .  September, 1937. Kitty Travers enrols at the Conservatoire on the banks of the Seine to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. But then war breaks out and the city of light falls into… Continue reading A Week In Paris, Rachel Hore

2015 · Book Reviews · Fiction · Grief · Historical · Romance · Travel

The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton

Published: 2015 by Picador | Pages: 424 On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met… Continue reading The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton