We love books and everything about them. Nothing beats snuggling up in a couch, bed or armchair with a book so captivating that you lose track of time. Some of you might never read and some of you might read a new book every week, whoever you are, we would like to present our monthly book corner before the holidays.
The art of hearing heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is an inspirational love story set in Burma, where we shift between present time and the 1950s. When Julia`s father, a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace she finds a love letter he wrote to a Burmese woman many years ago. Intent on solving the mystery she travels to the village where the woman lived, in hopes of coming to terms with her father’s past. She ends up uncovering a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm your belief in the power of love.
The undervalued self by Elaine N.Aron
In this book the author explains that self-esteem results from having a healthy balance of love and power in our lives. It is a effective guide for everyone to developing fulfilling and healthy relationships and finding self-worth. Her strategies will enable you to escape feelings of defeat, shame and depression; dissolve relationship hostility; and become our best selves.
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
This is an old classic which I believe is a real page-turner and strongly recommend you to read. It’s a love story about a married but lonely farm wife, Francesca Johnson and the world-class photographer Robert Kincaid. Their encounter leads to a love affair that will change their lives forever. For those of you who are too tired to read, there´s also a movie about the book starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.
The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
Wolf Hadda’s life has been a fairytale. From humble origins as a Cumbrian woodcutter’s son, he has risen to become a successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. A knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, abandoned by friends and family, Wolf retreats into silence. Until one day when he plans the ultimate revenge.
This intriguing novel is impossible to put down and impossible to pin down. Is it a thriller, tragedy or comedy – or a bit of everything? Read it and let us know what you think.