Aug 17, 2015

Sunday Salon: Shakespeare, Alternate History, and Baseball Verses

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit Mailbox Monday.

A few new books in diverse genres to share:


The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson, to be released October 6, 2015 by Hogarth
One of Shakespeare's final plays, "The Winter's Tale" is the story of newfound love, treacherous jealousy, revenge, regret, and ultimately, redemption. Award-winning author Jeanette Winterson will introduce this classic in a new and unique way, in the first installment of Hogarth's historic Shakespeare series. (goodreads)


The British Lion: A Novel by Tony Schumacher, to be released October 27, 2015 by William Morrow.
In this alternate history thriller set in the years after World War II, the victorious Germans now occupy a defeated Great Britain. London detective John Rossett joins forces with his Nazi boss to save the commander’s kidnapped daughter as the Germans race to make the first atomic bomb.
Rossett must secretly find Ruth Hartz, a Jewish scientist working in Cambridge. Spared from death because of her intellect and expertise, she is forced to work on developing the atom bomb for Germany.  (goodreads)
Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses by Dick Flavin,  published July 14, 2015; William Morrow.
From the voice of Fenway Park comes a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox.
Season of Salt and Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe, to be published September 1, 2015; Touchstone
Francesca 'Frankie' Caputo is finally going to marry the man she loves. But when a freak accident cuts her fiancĂ© Alex's life tragically short, Frankie flees from her overbearing Italian-American family to an abandoned cabin in a remote part of Washington forest. As her heart slowly begins to heal, Frankie discovers a freedom that's both exhilarating and unsettling.

So when her old life comes crashing back in, Frankie must decide: will she slip quietly back into her safe, former existence? Or will a stronger, wiser Frankie Caputo stand up and claim her new life?

What's on your reading desk this week?

4 comments:

  1. I just love the title of Season of Salt and Honey! Plus the summary makes it sound like one I'd want to read as well. I hope you enjoy it as well as the rest of your books. Happy reading!

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  2. Harvee, the new book by Hannah Tunnicliffe does sound good. I read The Color of Tea a few years ago.

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  3. I generally like alternate history novels a lot.

    With that, there seems to be an overabundance of "Nazi's won the war" books. That is not to say that such a novel cannot be good. Did you ever read Philip K Dick's "Man in the High Castle". I believe it was the first book of that type. It was odd but it is a favorite of mine.

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  4. The British Lion sounds right up my alley. It would be interesting (and terrifying) to read an alternate history where the Nazis win.

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