A recent Harris poll has discovered that women are fleeing the arms of romance fiction and heading for the throbs of the thriller. For the last couple of years I have been addicted to mainly undercover guys. When I brought home the latest Vince Flynn my partner groaned. Well, he doesn't know what he's missing. How else will I learn how CIA agents are trained, how corrupt the banking system is and how to make sure you're not being tailed? In his latest Flynn he goes back in time to when his hero Mitch Rapp is inducted into this very weird world which involves six months of unbelievably challenging training. Rapp, whose wife to be was killed by a terrorist-planted bomb, will do anything to rid the world of the people who killed the only woman he has ever loved. You don't feel too badly when he wipes out a few arms dealers along the way. And you won't be able to put the book down until he's finished!
The Sense of an Ending
By Julian Barnes
The star of the movie, Jim Broadbent, is such a suitable match for the elegant and memorable words of Juian Barnes. This novel reveals how a life unlived beneath the surface can affect all of one's interactions for years.
The Global Forest: Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us
By Diana Beresford-Kroeger
After seeing this movie Call of the Forest and reading this book, or visa versa, you will understand why Canadian botanist and medical biochemist Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a hero in the fight to help people understand the importance of the natural world.
I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck
By James Baldwin, Raoul Peck
The powerful and prescient words of James Baldwin are laid bare in this moving and still timely book and movie.
A Man Called Ove
By Fredrik Backman
Ove has been a bestseller everywhere! Bitter sweet, and hard not to love!
By William Carlos Williams
Considered one of the greatest poets of the 20 century, William Carlos Williams wrote about life of his hometown, Paterson, New Jersey, in a series of poems called Paterson. Jim Jarmusch's movie of the same name evokes much of the feel of the city with Adam Driver playing the role of a citizen whose last name is Paterson. Lots of sweetness and love here.
Lion (Movie tie-in edition)
By Saroo Brierley
Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.