First up is local author Megan Chance, who writes young adult novels but mainly historical fiction. We are having a book launch for her January 3rd for her new novel Drop of Ink.
Number one on my list for this year is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The book begins during the Bolshevik Revolution, when Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the hotel Metropol, and tells the story of his life there for the next forty years. In a hotel. Unable to step foot outside. If this sounds boring, let me assure you that, in Towle’s more than capable hands, it is not. I loved this book—it’s a beautifully written, romantic meditation #bookson the resilience of the human spirit, set against a backdrop of Russian history.
The first book in Marie's trilogy is Winner's Curse, the second book is Winner's Crime.