Just A Note and Forthcoming Books

Friends, I am still reading like a madwoman this holiday season. Several of the books I have needed to stew over because it set off conversations with myself. Didn’t someone say  genius talks to itself ? Well, I tell myself that. Book reviews are forthcoming, I promise. I don’t want to rush and spit out empty reviews. I will mention a few below that sound promising.

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Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki   Anything that delves into female relationships in all it’s ugly and beautiful glory is on my list. Be it family, friends- what have you.

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Salt Houses by Hala Alyan  Okay, it had me at ‘On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’sfuture in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck.’    It’s about a Palestinian family and on my radar.

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The Year of the Comet by Sergei Lebedev   I have a thing for Russian novels. Here is one that is a coming of age (which I am also a sucker for) with a possible serial killer during a time when the Soviet Union was about to collapse. I have heard a lot of talk about this novel and can’t wait to get my greedy hands on it.

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Pretend We Are Lovely by Noley Reid  This comes from Tin House Books, always unique reads. 1980s Blacksburg, Virginia a summer in the lives of one family after a tragedy. A mother who disapears, children unmoored.  Secrets, strict diets?  It sounds as interesting as the cover looks. It sounds like a book that isn’t easy to describe and aren’t they always the best?

Do look up the books I posted, they all sound fantastic. 2017 promises to be a gorgeous year in reading.

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