The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Random House; First Edition edition (March 8, 2011)
What the book is about (back-of-the-book blurb): In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and [...]
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf (October 5, 2011)
Who and what is the book about (back-of-the-book blurb): This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly [...]
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Random House / Delacorte Press (January 31, 2012)
Who and what is the book about (back-of-the-book blurb): Andy Barber, assistant DA, is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy [...]
There are SO many great books publishing today!
I reviewed a favorite new fiction title, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, on the blog yesterday. We’re hosting three other fiction picks – The Baker’s Daughter (Sarah M. McCoy), The Flight of Gemma Hardy (Margot Livesey) and Mr. g: A Novel about the Creation (Alan Lightman) with author events [...]
The Double Bind written by Chris Bohjalian, read by Susan Denaker
Publisher: BOT Essentials
Release Date: February 13, 2007
Who and what is the book about (back-of-the-book blurb): When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins to work at a homeless [...]
Secrets of Eden writtten by Chris Bohjalian, read by Mark Bramhall, Susan Denaker, Rebecca Lowman, and Kathe Mazur
Unabridged Audio CD (9 discs)
Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (February 2, 2010)
Back-of-the-book blurb: A novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice.
“There,” says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the [...]
Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack; artwork by Leo & Diane Dillon
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (October 11, 2011)
Back-of-the-book blurb: Set in West Africa, here is a lyrical story-in-verse about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, which will remind children that their slave ancestors should never be forgotten, and that family [...]
Do you like to read with the seasons? Holiday tales in December, beach reads in the summer, and spooky stories around All Hallows’ Eve?
I’m thrilled to welcome Laurel Ann Nattress here today, to chat about Jane Austen-inspired Gothic fiction for Halloween.
More info about Laurel and her book, Jane Austen Made Me Do It – an [...]