Inspector Erlendur Sveinnson* is a veteran detective with the Reykjavik police force. He’s a long-divorced loner that often works on missing persons and cold cases since the murder rate in Iceland is so low. The series is moody and atmospheric, with themes of hope amidst the darkness and buried pain. The police procedurals shed light on Icelandic history and society, as well.
*Icelanders address each other by their first names.
When her volatile, former POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season. By the best-selling author of The Nightingale.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington: A Life presents a meticulously researched portrait of the complicated Civil War general and 18th President, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration and the rise and fall of his fortunes.
Please read Part III (p. 549 – 862).
Read More Book Club at Prison City
Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m.
The book club meets at Panera Bread, 6 Plaza Dr. in Auburn.
Eleven-year-old asthmatic Reuben Land chronicles the Land family’s odyssey in search of Reuben’s older brother, Davy, who has escaped from jail before he can stand trial for the killing of two marauders who came to their Minnesota farm to harm the family. A first novel.