Friday, March 30, 2012
I had read The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney a while back and enjoyed it enough to want to check this new novel out - especially because of the abandoned looking trailer on the cover. Trailers happen to abound in this literary mystery set in a close knit and even closer lipped gypsy community. Ray Lovell is a private investigator - half gypsy by birth - who is hired by a man to investigate the disappearance of his daughter, Rose, seven years earlier. The narration alternates between Ray and J.J. , Rose's teenage nephew. Neither narrator has access to the right information , so the reader has to work through the clues as well, especially because of the disturbing and opening scene with Ray in a hospital unable the recall the circumstances which have brought him there.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
REVISED EARLIER POST
The Battle Hymn of Stonewall Nix by Baker Lawley is the best YA novel that you can finally get !!!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We had another chance to visit our favorite bookstore again this weekend. A bookstore with the motto "Books you don't need in a place you can't find" suits me fine. We arrived on Sunday morning for coffee and an egg bagel as the little cafe overlooking the falls was full of people reading, working on laptops and chatting over newspapers. The day was sunny and perfect,and although we got away without buying any books this time, this bookstore wins the favorite bookstore on the planet award.