The Long Way Home

Because the Gamache series does not have to be read in sequence, The Long Way Home is a delight for not only those who are well acquainted with Gamache’s thrilling story, but also those who are picking up Louise Penny’s novels for the first time.

The Long Way Home follows Former Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache as he emerges out of retirement to search for the missing Peter Morrow, a once-famous artist. Gamache is swept out of his peaceful home in Three Pines and drawn into the city of Quebec, where he becomes entangled in an ever-thickening web of secrets. One can only hope that discovering the truth will bring Gamache and Peter one step closer to their return, though it becomes terrifyingly clear that the signs may point towards their demise . . .

As a Booklist starred review put it, “[The Long Way Home is] another gem from the endlessly astonishing Penny . . .”

Louise Penny is also a great resource for aspiring writers, providing ample advice, inspiration, and know-how to the literary community via her website,


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The Goldfinch

The only thing Theo Decker has of his mother is a small, mysterious painting, which he stole the day she died. Years later, this painting leads Theo on an adventure spanning two continents, a criminal network, and a cast of complex characters.

It is little wonder that Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Stephen King calls The Goldfinch “a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.” Publisher’s Weekly says, “There’s a bewitching urgency to the narration that’s impossible to resist.”


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