The River of Kings by Taylor Brown – Fiction March 2017
Two brothers journey down the famed Altamaha River in Georgia, one of the last wild places in America, bearing their father’s ashes. Their story alternates with a tale of the first European artist in North America traveling in 1564. History, myth, and family secrets – the brother’s story, their father’s tangled past, and a history of the river’s earliest people live together in this book. Given the illustrations included and the ecology of this dark river any story set here captures my attention.
Cork Dork: A Wine Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker – Memoir, March 2017
This adventure strikes me as fascinating – becoming a certified sommelier and working as a cellar rat. What could be more fun than learning about wine. Oh, well, drinking it of course. First, let’s read.
The Practice House by Laura McNeal- April, 2017
From Scotland to the Great Plains of Kansas our heroine Aldine McKenna searches for a home amid drought and depression. Still the summaries of this novel promise a sweeping love story. Available in Kindle edition.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – fiction – March 2017
The humanity of a young couple is highlighted in this story dealing with the plight of refugees. This novel is described as an urgent account of love and war. History and politics affect the future. Hamid is the author of a previous novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist.