Smile it’s the weekend!! And if this sunny weather we are enjoying here in the south of the country continues then I’ll be extremely happy! Best to enjoy it while we have it – the housework can wait another day or two!! There’s books to be read!
And it’s been a pretty good week reading wise! Another 6 books finished, just 1 downloaded from Netgalley and 2 lovely books in the post for review! Here’s a quick look back!
After The End by Clare Mackintosh – 4 stars
Starting at Netgalley
RABBITS FOR FOOD by BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM
published by Serpent’s Tail
Publication Date – 14th November 2019
It’s New Year’s Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun, and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Bunny -an acerbic, mordantly witty, and clinically depressed writer-fully unravels. Her breakdown lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital, where she refuses all modes of recommended treatment.
Instead, she passes the time chronicling the lives of her fellow “lunatics” and writing a novel about what brought her there. Her story is a brilliant and brutally funny dive into the disordered mind of a woman who sees the world all too clearly.
Propelled by razor-sharp comic timing and rife with pinpoint insights, Kirshenbaum examines what it means to be unloved and loved, to succeed and fail, to be at once impervious and raw. Rabbits for Food shows how art can lead us out of-or into-the depths of disconsolate loneliness and piercing grief. A bravura literary performance from one of America’s finest writers.
THE RECOVERY OF ROSE GOLD by STEPHANIE WROBEL – copy for review
publication date – March 2020
Emerson MFA graduate now living in the UK Stephanie Wrobel’s THE RECOVERY OF ROSE GOLD, the story of a young woman being slowly poisoned by her mother for 18 years who makes a calculated decision to take her in after her prison sentence, an exploration of the aftermath of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, to Amanda Bergeron at Berkley, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2020.
THE GLITTERING HOUR by IONA GREY
copy ahead of Blog Tour
The epic and long-awaited new romance from the author of Letters to the Lost, winner of the RNA Award.
Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying just the right side of scandal.
Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina’s orbit one night and can never let her go.
Spanning two decades and a seismic shift in British history as World War II approaches, this is an epic novel of passion, heartache and loss.