...apparently I missed posting before I went on vacation as well as during my vacation last week. I'll be listing my reads since my last post....
Books Read Last Week (click on titles for review):
The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi
Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne
For Old Crime's Sake (aka Lucky Jane) by Delano Ames
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer
Ships of the Line by Doug Drexler & Margaret Clark (eds)
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell
Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton
Desperate to keep her safe, the woman’s father gives her to the righteous Noah, who weds her and takes her to the town of Sorum, a haven for outcasts. Alone in her new life, Noah’s wife gives him three sons. But living in this wicked and perverse town with an aloof husband who speaks more to God than to her takes its toll. She tries to make friends with the violent and dissolute people of Sorum while raising a brood that, despite its pious upbringing, develops some sinful tendencies of its own. While Noah carries out the Lord’s commands, she tries to hide her mark and her shame as she weathers the scorn and taunts of the townspeople.
But these trials are nothing compared to what awaits her after God tells her husband that a flood is coming—and that Noah and his family must build an ark so that they alone can repopulate the world. As the floodwaters draw near, she grows in courage and honor, and when the water finally recedes, she emerges whole, displaying once and for all the indomitable strength of women. Drawing on the biblical narrative and Jewish mythology, Sinners and the Sea is a beautifully written account of the antediluvian world told in cinematic detail.
Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark
By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford