Weekly Gwinnett Staff Picks: Hamilton Mill Branch

 

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea.

Recommended By: Hannah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where Am I Now? : True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson

A former child actress is best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl.

Recommended By: Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sky Below by Scott Parazynski by Susy Flory

This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. A global nomad raised in the shadow of NASA’s Apollo missions, Parazynski never lost sight of his childhood dream to one day don a spacesuit and float outside the airlock. With deep passion, unbridled creativity, resilience, humility, and self-deprecation, Parazynski chases his dream of the ultimate adventure experience, again and again, and again

Recommended By: Jessica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith and One More Year by John Smoltz by Don Yaeger

As a seven-year-old kid pitching a ball against a brick wall, John Smoltz decided to be a professional baseball player when he grew up. And from that simple decision until his last season on the mound in the major leagues, it was his faith, work ethic, and love for the game–even more than God-given talent–that propelled him through challenges that would have ruined other athletes.

Recommended By: Jon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming

When Bond saves a beautiful, reckless girl from self-destruction, he finds himself with a lead on Blofeld. In the snow-bound fastness of his Alpine base, Blofeld is conducting research that could threaten the safety of the world. To thwart the evil genius, Bond must get himself and the vital information he has gathered out of the base and keep away from SPECTRE’s agents. Which may require the help of the rescued maiden who can handle herself at high speed.

Recommended By: Shandy