(This title will be discussed at the Bridgewater Library on Tuesday, June 22nd. There will be a slide presentation showing the locations discussed in the book as well so you can see where the characters went for clues.)
Want fast-paced edge-of-your-seat action, with recognizable locations and history lessons thrown in? Then join Robert Langdon, the renowned symbologist as he embarks on another quest to solve a mystery hidden in plain sight in The Lost Symbol. Journey with Langdon around Washington D.C. as he discovers clues to locating the secret portal leading to the lost treasure of the Freemasons.
This is breakneck race against time that will feel far fewer than its 500 pages. Yes, the villain is over-the-top and local and Freemason lore is twisted just a little bit to fit the plot, but that’s what we like. There is enough reality here to make the story seem true, and that helps suspend our disbelief and allows us to enjoy the ride that much more.
(This title will be discussed at the Borders Store of Bridgewater on Tuesday, July 20th at 7pm)
Want a story that makes you think? I finished this book a few days ago and I’m still contemplating what the author wanted me to take away. There are so many ways to interpret her meaning that you’ll be thinking about it for days after closing the covers. Questions of the value of fate, luck and truth-telling during a time of war are all questioned in the story.
This story focuses on the lives of three women during 1940 and 1941. Frankie Bard is a radio reporter covering the blitz in London, and later, the conditions she witnesses while journeying through Europe by rail. Emma Trask, the doctor’s new bride, has recently settled with her husband in the small shore town of Franklin, Massachusetts. After a tragedy he leaves to help aid the wounded in London. The postmistress of Franklin, Iris James, is the third central character of this tale. She is a middle aged single woman who believes in rules and order. The lives of all three of these women become woven together by one letter.
This is a story about characters and the choices they make, and how those choices affect themselves and the lives of others. It is a well-crafted tale; the reader really gets the foreboding feeling of World War II, and the upcoming American involvement, waiting just off-shore.