Hard Cover Fiction – Top 5 at a Glance
Set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel is a nuanced variation on the theme that strikes every note with authenticity. In a page-turner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved, she spins a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide.
Barrington, a handsome New York lawyer smoothly picks up Carrie Cox, an aspiring actress who’s recently moved from Georgia to New York City. As usual, every beautiful woman Barrington encounters pursues him. When his new lady love turns out to be a lady with a shady past, Stone and downtown cop Dino Bacchetti realize that her beauty may have an unusually high price.
Nothing is as it seems in a Robert Langdon novel, and The Lost Symbol itself is no exception–a page-turner to be sure, but Brown also challenges his fans to open their minds to new information. Let’s start with the question every Dan Brown fan wants answered: Is The Lost Symbol as good as The Da Vinci Code? Simply put, yes.
Slathered in blood and gore, Saxon warlord Uhtred of Bebbanburg hacks his way through the ninth century in the exciting fifth installment to bestseller Cornwell’s Saxon Tales series.
“Joe Pike is back, and this time I’m ready.” says bestseller Crais’s regarding his adrenaline-fueled second thriller to feature PI Joe Pike.
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