Keep Reading April 2019
The number one book for this month is the Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish.
A historian is asked to look at some documents found in the home of a former student. Although she does not expect much she is thrilled with what she finds. A cupboard under the stairs is full of letters and notes from Ester Velasquez, a seventeenth century scribe working for a Rabbi who was blinded during the Spanish inquisition. Two stories unwind from here. That of the historian and her assistant and that of the Rabbi and Ester Velasquez. This book is well written and is full of astonishing information.
If you are looking for a non-fiction book that can really hold your attention, try the Library Book by Susan Orlean meets that goal.
The author re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in the United States. On April 29, 1986, fire broke out at the Los Angeles Public Library and destroyed or damaged more than a million books. Although they seem to know who started the fire he is never charged.
If you are looking for a good mystery, you can always count on Jeffrey Archer. His latest, Heads You Win will not let you down. If there is anything such as a book getting the last word this is it. I don’t want to spoil any of the surprises that start from the beginning of the book but you will have to pay attention and maybe even go back now and then. However, don’t drift off at the end and I mean the very end.