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NOVEMBER 27, 2010
Just finished reading...
All Clear by Connie Willis. Earlier this year Connie Willis's Blackout was published, and reading it was something like watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1-it just left you wanting more! The two novels together tell the story of three historians, time travellers living in the year 2060, who travel back to World War II to experience and study various events taking place in Britain. Their carefully planned adventures quickly go awry, however, when their escape routes become inoperable and they begin to fear that their presence in the past is altering history. Eileen, taking care of evacuee children in the countryside, Polly, working as a shop girl during the London Blitz, and Mike, posing as an American reporter observing the rescue from Dunkirk, are forced to join together in order to save not only themselves, but to insure the proper outcome of the war. Although I must admit I thought the two volume format a bit long, one can not but admire Willis's attention to detail. The trials of the three historians take you to the heart of the action, and the time travel aspect of the book keeps you guessing to the very end of the story. If you like reading about WWII, you will definitely find these two novels worth a read.
We have received some good reviews from patrons lately on some of our new arrivals. Several readers have praised Nicholas Spark's latest, Safe Haven. Another hit has been Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, which was such a big hit as a film. This new novel involves the search for a missing girl, not once but twice. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher is the start of a new series about a futuristic prison, and is aimed toward a young adult audience. If any of these appeal to you, give us a call, an we'll gladly put them on reserve for you. Or you can use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.