Don't forget, folks. Mark your calendars for the release of the following books in May/June. Click the link for each title to read my thoughts; if they spark your fancy, then make sure to put a hold on them at the library, download them on audio, or buy the book from your favorite independent bookseller.
So Far Away, by Meg Mitchell Moore is a coming of age tale set in Boston, combining the lives of three women at different points in their lives. One woman is about to retire, a teenager suffers from the results of her parents' divorce and school bullying, and an Irish maid's diary from the turn of the century is found in a basement. What a compelling and fraught with anxiety story.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn! The first two lines of my review are "Oh, my GAWD, Gillian Flynn can write. I am not kidding." A twisted story that is so engaging that you will not be able to put it down. The perfect couple moves from New York to a small town in Missouri, and the wife suddenly disappears with no trace. The search to find the wife reveals layers upon layers of dark secrets and the husband becomes the only suspect for her disappearance. and is vilified in the court of public opinion. This is one sick and twisted story and I promise you will have a hard time not wanting to find every excuse to get some quiet time to read it.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker is a quietly and beautifully told story of a young girl's coming-of-age when the world is about to end. When the reliable spinning of the earth on its axis begins to slow down, the subsequent effects of the "slowing" begin to take its toll, both physically and emotionally on society. Each day is a questioning step towards the potential end of existence, but the world tries to maintain order in spite of the obvious results. It's a frantically quiet book, and one that has been optioned for a film.