Worth A Read: The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion

Worth A Read: The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion

The BUZZ: Sequel to the international bestseller The Rosie Project ( both are on Bill Gates’ list of favorite books ) The GIST: Don Tillman is back. The geneticist/data worshiper from Melbourne has arrived at Columbia University with his new wife, Rosie. Living with a partner for the first time is challenging for our protagonist […]

Worth A Read: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

Worth A Read: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

The BUZZ: This book, born out of a character a Swedish blogger first introduced on his blog, became a European sensation and is now an international bestseller. The GIST: Ove (rhymes with mover) is a curmudgeon. He’s grumpy about other people, other people’s habits, other people’s incompetence, and even other people’s choice of vehicles. He’s […]

Worth A Read: The Dinner, by Herman Koch

Worth A Read: The Dinner, by Herman Koch

  The BUZZ: International bestseller by a Dutch TV producer, actor and novelist The GIST: Two brothers are out to dinner with their wives at a tony restaurant in Amsterdam.  One is a well-known politician, the other a teacher.  The fussy, expensive meal highlights the differences between them and the worlds they inhabit.  Five courses, […]