June 17th, 2016

Book of the Month – June

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RelativityRelativity by Antonia Hayes
Twelve-year-old Ethan Forsythe, a precociously talented boy obsessed with physics and astronomy, has been raised alone by his mother in Sydney, Australia. Claire, a former professional ballerina, has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he’s becoming increasingly curious about his father’s absence in his life. Claire is fiercely protective of her gifted, vulnerable son – and of her own feelings. but when Ethan falls ill, tied to a tragic event that occurred during his infancy, her tight grip on their world falters.
Thousands of miles away on the western coast of Australia, Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart, but an unexpected call forces him to confront his past and return home. When Ethan secretly intercepts a letter from Mark to Claire, he unleashes long-suppressed forces that – like gravity – pull the three together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness.

Book of the Month
Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.

Relativity is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of June.



May 9th, 2016

Book of the Month – May

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Mountain-StoryThe Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
On his eighteenth birthday, WolfTruly takes the tramway to the top of the mountain that looms over Palm Springs, intending to jump to his death. But fate intervenes in the form of three women wandering in the mountain wilderness: Nola, Bridget and Vonn Devine.
Through a series of missteps, this unusual group is stranded together on the mountain, in full view of the lights of the city below, with no food and little water – and no way down. As one day without rescue spirals dramatically into the next, these four broken souls begin to form an inextricable bone, realizing that their only defense against the unforgiving wilderness is one another.
Wolf, now a grown man, has never told anyone what really happened on the mountain. In telling the story to his only child, Daniel, he at last explores the nature of the ties that bind and the sacrifices people will make for love.

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April 1st, 2016

Book of the Month – April

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at-the-waters-edgeAt the Water’s Edge
by Sara Gruen
In January 1945, when Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a retired army colonel who is ashamed of his son’s inability to serve, Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father’s favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed – by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster. Leaving her sheltered world behind, Maddie reluctantly follows Ellis and his best friend, Hank, to a remote village in the Scottish Highlands. Gradually the friendships Maddie forms with the townspeople open her up to a larger world than she knew existed. Maddie begins to see that nothing is as it first appears, and as she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, she becomes aware not only of darker forces around her but of life’s surprising possibilities.

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Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.

At the Water’s Edge is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of April.



March 4th, 2016

Book of the Month – March

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H-is-for-HawkH is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H.White’s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest.
When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals.
‘To train a hawk you must watch it like a hawk, and so gain the ability to predict what it will do next. Eventually you don’t see the hawk’s body language at all. You seem to feel what it feels. The hawk’s apprehension becomes your own. As the days passed and I put myself in the hawk’s wild mind to tame her, my humanity was burning away.’

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Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.

H is for Hawk is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of March.



February 1st, 2016

Book of the Month – February

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pretty-babyPretty Baby by Mary Kubica
She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head…
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal – or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow’s past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

Reviews
“Pretty Baby is a psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns that leave you guessing right till the end as to what the whole story is behind each of the characters” – Review by Carolynn

“Compelling story written in the views of the 3 main characters – Heidi, her husband Chris and Willow the homeless teen with a new baby. Although disturbing and difficult to read at times, it’s intriguing – you want to find out Willow’s back story and how she came about to be homeless and with child. The chapters are relatively short and alternate between the three main characters, so you want to keep reading to follow up on each of the storylines” – Review by Janice

Book of the Month
Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these book as well. Post your comments and let us know.

Pretty Baby is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of February.



December 11th, 2015

December Book of the Month

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the-organized-mindThe Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin
As news items, texts, bills, apps, art and advice flow into our daily lives, we’re expected to make more – and faster – decisions than ever before. Could good, old-fashioned, conscientious organization really be the critical secret to navigating the modern world’s flood of details? As acclaimed cognitive psychologist and bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin shows, the latest neuroscience says yes. In The Organized Mind, Levitin presents recent advances in brain sciences as he revels the key to how leaders in the information age excel – and how any reader can use their practical methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way we organize our homes, workplaces and lives.

Book of the Month
Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.

The Organized Mind is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of December.



November 3rd, 2015

November Book of the Month

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The-World-Before-UsThe World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter
Jane was fifteen when her life changed forever. In the woods surrounding a Yorkshire country house, she took her eyes off the little girl she was minding and the girl slipped into the trees – never to be seen again.
Now an adult, Jane is obsessed with another disappearance; that of a young woman who walked out of a Victorian lunatic asylum one day in 1877. As Jane pieces together moments in history, forgotten stories emerge – of sibling jealousy, illicit affairs, and tragic death…

Book of the Month
Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.

The World Before Us is available at London Drugs along with many other great titles and is on sale for the month of November.



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