by Alan Furst, 2006
Carlo Weisz is an Italian journalist seeking refuge in Paris with other intellectuals fleeing Mussolini's fascist government. While working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, he becomes the editor of an underground newspaper that hopes to keep the flames of resistance alive in both countries. His efforts not only place his own life in danger, but that of the German socialite and lover he is trying to save from the Nazis. This latest espionage novel by the author of Dark Voyage and Red Gold is once again filled with atmosphere, intrigue, and romance.
The View from Castle Rock
by Alice Munro, 2006
Alice Munro takes a fictional look at her family history in this collection of stories beginning in Scotland and ending in the countryside around Lake Huron. We meet enduring characters facing their futures whether as immigrants seeking dreams in the New World or young girls coming of age in small Canadian towns. Beautifully and poignantly written, this book is sure to engage and entertain readers.