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The cold Salt Lake City winter has kept Ava very busy. She’s been all bundled up with a cup of her favorite coffee and a stack of books. As the winter snow piles into avalanche conditions in Utah, I sit by the window …. Reading!
Read on for a quick synopsis of winter reading wonders!
Fire and Fury -Inside the Trump White House (Non Fiction) by Michael Wolff
The novel that put Michael Wolff on every social media site he could handle! As Wolff relates the first nine months of Donald Trump’s chaotic and non-credible sense of presidency, we can only read in awe of the one and only Donald Trump and his major minions at the start of his term: Bannon, Scaramucci, General Kelly … they are all there rampaging across the pages of Wolff’s book which has created its own iconic phenomenon. A MUST READ.
Grayson’s saga of his and his family’s journey through the first nine months of pregnancy is authentic, funny and wise. Through romance, breaking water, mental health and anguish as well as joy, Grayson tenderly traps his reader into plowing through this delightful memoir that reflects our own lives, stresses, and joys. Funny and funny.
King Zeno By Nathaniel Rich
It is 1918 and the city of New Orleans thrusts three characters into our periphery and then full on lens: Detective William Bastrop, an army veteran who lost his battalion due to his own cowardice; Isadore Zeno, a musician who creates a furor with his coronet, clutching to his dream of a new music form called jazz while trying to protect his wife and child from the horrors of the city; and Beatrice Vizzini, the cold and vicious wife of a crime boss, attempting to hide the fact that her son is the Axman killing Italian grocers with an ax in order to save his inheritance. Twisting and weaving in and out, this labyrinth of a crime novel and the grime and filth we all try to overcome, King Zeno is brilliant. Take a little patience as you start the novel. As a complex foundation is built, this novel pushes forward like a NASCAR engine.
Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
Grisly. Macabre. Chilling. Haunting betrayals and misunderstandings in family and friendship. A plot that drizzles like rain on Grist Mill road, and dangles three friends like puppets over violence and hate. Pure genius.
This intense and brilliant book by Yates presents three teenage friends gone amiss in 1982. On an outing in the woods, Patrick watches his friend Matthew tie up their third friend, Hannah, and shoot her 37 times with a BB gun, shooting out her left eye and leaving her for dead. The watcher, young Patch, ends up marrying the girl, Hannah and when the three find themselves thrown together in New York City in 2008, the crime repeats in intensity and furor. Excellent.