"Though Not Dead" is the 18th book by Alaskan native Dana Stabenow featuring Kate Shugak. If you like mysteries, especially those who feature a main character who grows through her experiences, you can't get better than this series, set in Alaska with Kate, a trained investigator who battles her past, her Aleut Native heritage and murderers aplenty. In recent books, Kate has mellowed and come to terms, mostly, with the machinations of her dead Emaa (grandmother) and her Aunties, who are living legends in the Park, a generi
Those of us who love Jane Austen are frustrated that our beloved authoress only wrote six complete novels. However, with access to the Internet, you can quickly discover the world of fan fiction, books written by fans that involve the characters of Jane's novels. Biographies of Jane also abound, and, as an avid "Janeite," I have read more than my share. So I was cautious about approaching the book, "Cassandra & Jane," by Jill Pitkeathley. It's non-abashedly fiction, but surprisingly accurate, filling in the facts with fictional dialogue between the sisters, while
The Jane Austen Book & Movie Club will be discussing "Drums of Autumn," the fourth book in the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon for our next meeting on April 14th. We will meet in the International Room at 6:00 pm in the Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave.
If you have been lamenting the lack of modern-day classics that stand up to Treasure Island and Shipwrecked, give a listen to the full cast audiobook version of Airborn by Kenneth Appel. It's a rousing adventure with a steampunk twist, in a Brit-centric universe where San Francisco is called Lions Gate City and giant airships fill the skies over the continents and the immense oceans, Atlanticus and Pacificus. Matt Cruse is the narrator and cabin boy of the Airship Aurora. He was literally born in the air, and following his father's tragic fall fr