Board member Jim Shelly shares:
I have just re-read the first six books of Patrick O'Brian's 16-book long Aubrey/ Maturin series: Master and Commander, Post Captain, H.M.S. Surprise, The Mauritius Command, Desolation Island, and The Fortune of War. This will be my third time through the whole series. Why? Because O'Brian creates, recreates, a completely believable world of sailing ships and the events of the Napoleanic era. He's leagues beyond any other tales of the sea.
Board member and Storytime storyteller Kathy Hunter suggests:
The Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher. A novel of the Westward movement, beautifully, poetically written. Karen Fisher taught at SFT and did a year-long. She has Nez Perce horses.
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. A gripping story of twin boys and the trials of a doctor in Ethiopia. The author is a genius!