Thursday, July 07, 2016

Books to Put on Hold at the Library

A short list today, because I've been sewing Cornhole bags all month, and haven't had time to read!  Thankfully they were all good reads worth picking up.

The Travellers by Chris Pavone - 4.75 * - Life takes a crazy turn for a travel writer turned reluctant spy... who can he trust?  Pavone writes a good deep multi-level story.

The Pearl by John Steinbeck - 5 * - His writing is amazing... he gets societies, and why people do what they do.  A short book.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - 5 * - Imagination of an old woman with cabin fever or real?  A lovely story about hardships, longing for a child, true friendships, set in Alaska in the 20's.

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom - 4.5 * - A slave story, but with a twist - the main character is an Irish orphan, indentured and raised serving with the slaves.  As with every slavery story, there is much suffering, but worth a read.

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman - 5 * - I'll add this even though I'm only 3/4 finished.  I read the intro to this one time before and put it back because it seemed that it would just be too sad...  I've since read another by this author and loved her storytelling, so I put this one on hold and while sad, yes, it is also an artfully written story.  WWII separates a newly wed couple, and (not a spoiler, because this is in the prologue) they meet again at the wedding of their grandchildren decades later.

Hope you have time to enjoy a good book this weekend!

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