On My Shelves
- Dark Mirror: A Novel, by M.J. Putney – I read Dark Mirror a few weeks ago and I found it to be very enjoyable. It’s the first in a series, but even though you can see that there can be more to the story, it works very well by itself.
- I Am J, by Chris Beam – I picked this up at BEA and have held off reading it because the release date was so far away, but I looking forward to reading it because it sounds so different.
- Townie: A Memoir – by Andre Dubus III – The House of Sand and Fog may have been one of the most devastating works of fiction that I have read, and so frustrating to experience a situation where an inability to communicate devastates lives. Dubus’ life seems equally fraught with violence and tension, so I admit to a little curiosity on how they have informed his work.
- Cleaning Nabokov’s House: A Novel, by Leslie Daniels – Jen and I are always on the lookout for fiction re-telling a classic story or an author’s life. We also featured this one on our classic retelling preview show.
- Rodin’s Debutante: A Novel, by Ward Just – Sweepin saga of a the graduate of a boy’s school circa WWI.
- Deliverance From Evil; A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, by Frances Hill – I am all about new takes on the history of the Salem Witch Trials.
- Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir, by Margaux Fragoso – I have eased up on the memoirs lately, but this has piqued my interest.
- Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II, by Jean Plaidy – I haven’t read any Jean Plaidy yet.