Book Club

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel

I rarely give a book five stars, but this one, The High Mountains of Portugal, deserves five, and maybe six, or even seven. It’s an allegory, so expect to be challenged. But read it, and you’ll walk away with images that will make you think as you’ve never thought before, laugh your deepest belly laugh, […]

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The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George

This book is absolutely unique: Just imagine a man who sells books from a floating barge in the Seine. And not just books, but specific books that will heal the afflicted, soothe a broken heart, point to a path through hardship. Yet Jean Perdu, a “literary apothecary,” is unable to prescribe for himself. The sorrow […]

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The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone, Richard Preston

October 16, 2014: News helicopters followed the ambulance that transported Nina Pham, the Texas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus, from the Frederick Municipal Airport to an isolation unit at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. Escorted by police

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