GOOD READS

Red Helmet

Most people, especially West Virginians, have heard of Homer Hickam, the author of Rocket Boys. It was a best-selling book that spawned the hit movie October Sk...

The Good Earth

As a bibliophile, English teacher and proud West Virginian, I’m somewhat ashamed to say that I had never read anything by Pearl Buck before. I’d been to the hou...

Book Review: Mr. Mercedes

Out of the pre-dawn fog it comes, like a 12-cylinder ghost, plowing through the desperate crowd of job seekers. The giant Mercedes, piloted by a freak in a clow...

Book Review: The Martian

We’ve all been there—stuck in a Martian windstorm trying to get to the escape ship before the maelstrom tips it over, when bam! We’re knocked senseless by a pie...

Go Set a Watchman

When a 26-year-old Jean Louise Finch, known by lovers of To Kill a Mockingbird as Scout, comes home from New York, where she’s lived since she left Maycomb to g...

Dying to Remember

Each day, when he awakes, Doctor Chris Barnes’ memory of everything recent, other than a vague image of a plate of shellfish and a beautiful naked woman who isn...

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is one of those books that, like many of its characters, seems like one thing when you start it and turns into something completely differ...

Light of the World

James Lee Burke’s Light of the World is the twentieth book in the Dave Robicheaux series, published in 2013 by Pocket Books. It is the story of the book’s epony...

A Spool of Blue Thread

When the skies are gray and the snow is swirling outside the window, we need a prescription for our cabin fever. More cowbell? Not for me -- a warm sofa, a cozy...
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