Truth and Other Lies, a contemporary, multi-layered debut novel by Maggie Smith, grabbed me from the first page with an intriguing plot that takes on complex issues facing women in their overlapping professional, political, and personal circles.
Teachers are such an important part of our community. They are preparing our future leaders, makers, and workers to take on the world. Teachers are also some of our greatest supporters at Blue House Books, so we have decided to give back!
This book was a total "judging a book by its cover" purchase and it did not disappoint! The Conviction of Cora Burns is a historical fiction novel set in the late 1800s, and opens in a women's prison in England. Cora Burns is a nineteen-year-old convict with no hope for her future and a mysterious invitation to join the employment of an English gentleman. More out of necessity than excitement, Cora takes the position, while trying to piece together the puzzle of her past.
Our June book club selection, The Immortalists, was an unexpected favorite for all our members. The family saga spans several decades and across the U.S. to bring readers a story of love, fantasy, and the question of fate.
Naomi Hirahara combines mystery and historical fiction in Clark and Division, ultimately giving readers a compelling story while simultaneously shedding light on a time in the United States that’s often glossed over.