Weird things happen in a building in L.A. and tenants band together to try to figure out what is going on. I thought based on the blurbs/cover that this was a mystery, but it is more of a science fiction story, so not my cup of tea. I will admit I read all of it because it was well-written, entertaining and fast moving, and I wanted to find out how it ended. Reminds me in some ways of Stephen King's tales.
Novel about a Polish couple during and after WWII. The man escapes to serve in the British military, and the woman subsists/hides in woods until the end of the war. They are reunited in England and try to make a new life for themselves.
Compilation of 50 topics that give short explanations of various aspects of Ancient Rome, including coinage,food and drink, education, religious beliefs, public buildings, roads, tombs, aqueducts, etc. Well-illustrated, and includes glossaries and profiles of prominent Romans.
Story of 5 people who try to find the remains of a climber on Mt. Everest. A very 'cold' story; keeps your attention throughout. Participants face dangers from intense cold, hurricane force winds, snow blindness, irritated Governments (Nepal, Tibet), other climbers, and a threat of 'yetis' intimidating locals and sherpas.
Story of various people in government, diplomacy, and the military who have connections in Washington, DC. They include society women, VA horse farm owners, the son and daughter of a Senator, and a journalist. A novel that follows various careers, travels, love affairs, and tragedies. I've just read this book, although had it for years. Have been leaning towards older novels, without today's apparently obligatory extreme violence, sexuality, fantasy, over-the-top characters, etc. This story was a bit old fashioned and slow in spots, but I was always ready to pick it up again and read more. Keyes is now one of my favored authors, and I am ready to read more of her stories.
Story of British pilots in WWII shot down over Germany who escape death by hopping a train full of mental patient SS officers and assuming the identities of two of them. Nazi doctors treated mental illnesses with sleeping pills and electroshock treatments. Good action thriller, but this book gave me nightmares.
A sometimes amusing collection of interviews of a wide variety of rich and famous people. Probably would be enjoyed more by someone interested in high fashion/supermodels. Good book if you want to kill an hour or two with an easy read.