Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Flush With New Fiction

Oh, happy day!

I checked my library account today, and five brand-new novels were waiting for me. They have been on my list for awhile ("in process"), and their publication dates must have all hit at the same time. Reviews to follow.

Somebody Else's Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage: "A psychological thriller of secrets, dark motives, and an adoption buried in the past" (Amazon)

So Long at the Fair by Christina Schwarz: "The bestselling author of Drowning Ruth returns to the small-town Wisconsin she so brilliantly evoked with this gripping novel about love, marriage, and adultery." (Amazon)

Cost by Roxana Robinson: "Roxana Robinson's novel artfully portrays a family transformed by the far-reaching consequences of a son's heroin addiction." (Vanity Fair)

Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham: "Wickham spins a delightful story of British families forced to spend their vacation together after a mutual friend promises them the same week in his Spanish villa." (Publishers Weekly)

The Condition by Jennifer Haigh: "A dysfunctional New England family struggles toward normalcy in this poignant novel from PEN/Hemingway-winner Haigh, who follows the children of resentful, controlling Paulette and distracted, needy Frank." (Publishers Weekly)

Where oh where to start???


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on these books - I've been eyeing a couple of them for a while!

Gravity of our situation said...

I'm reading The Condition - its incredible. I loved Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble - and this is even better! Gotta go back to reading.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'll be reading The Condition as soon as I finish a few others. I liked Baker Towers but just didn't get all the hype about Mrs. Kimble. Thought it was ok - I know I'm in the minority on that one.

Anonymous said...

You are so fortunate that your library adds new releases so soon! Good to be on top of the request list for them ... *The Condition* is on my wishlist; Jennifer Haigh read at a local bookstore last night, but I wasn't able to get in for it :(