The first line of this debut novel, Contrary Motion by Andy Mozina, sets the tone for the story: “I’m a Midwesterner, born and raised in Milwaukee, where they manufacture beer and the heavy machinery you should not operate while drinking it.” Main character Matt Grzbc (pronounced Ger-bik) is a harpist barely getting by living in Chicago. He is divorced from Milena but isn’t really over her even though he has a new girlfriend, Cynthia.
You know it is a good book when you stay up way past your bedtime to finish reading it because you just have to know how it ends. That was my situation last night with The New Neighbor by Leah Stewart. This thought provoking and suspenseful novel is about an old woman's curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor's complicated and cloaked life. Mystery and intrigue build as each chapter unfolds and I could not put it down.
Time travel is a fascinating idea to people. Time and Time Again by Ben Elton is a new absorbing and thought-provoking novel that takes a look at the idea of time travel and what would happen if something were changed. British Special Forces ex-soldier Hugh Stanton is mourning the loss of his wife and two children who were killed by a hit-and-run vehicle.
After the discovery of an abundance of natural clay on William Beebe’s Oakfield farm in 1854 and plenty of limestone available from the Ledge, the operation that became the Oakfield Brickyards and Lime Kilns, in its heyday, churned out about 4 million bricks a year.
Nobody’s Hero is the story of a WWII Marine sniper coming to terms – decades later – with that violent time. Writer Karla R. Jensen tells the story of Del Schultz, a Dodge County farm boy who became the top U.S. sniper and scout in the Mariana Islands. He kept his war record secret from his family for 70 years.