A recent book group choice. This book is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude. I found it to be a compelling and facinating read and, ultimately, a very moving and sobering tale.
This is a wonderfully skillful book. The herione, Ursula, lives her life again and again, each time trying to prevent traumas of past lives. Despite the scale of the book Atkinson still manages to build the reader's affection for the characters. I was sad to finish.
Who says a book about corpses and graveyards is a strange subject? Well it is ...but this is a beautiful.
Another gem from the South Korean author of 'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly'
By Gavin Francis (Paperback:£14.99)
We read this for Book Club and universally found it fascinating. Full of tales and facts. Totally absorbing.
An enthralling story set in 1920's New Orleans, backwoods Louisiana on a riverboat. As Sam searches for his missing child he also tries to solve a family mystery. One of our customer's favourite books from the last three years. A joy to read.