Saturday, January 23, 2016

Books for February

After a couple of months tagging books I struggled to find suggestions for the vote this month. However, we settled on The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, which several people have recommended to me. Even more surprisingly, the group selected Old Man's War by John Scalzi, which was one of the audio books that kept me sane during the tagging process. I cannot wait to hear everyone's reaction to these two titles!

Both titles are now available on the Nooks.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

FRANCE, 1939. In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. When she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, she falls in love as only the young can...completely. Then he betrays her and Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance.

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the Colonial Defense Force. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.

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