Jul 11, 2010
Sunday Salon: Women's Fiction
Welcome to the Sunday Salon!
I posted four reviews instead of my usual two last week! That meant I had more time to read and my periods of relaxation are extending, a countdown to when I truly will be free to do as I please with the hours of the day!
I read four books by women writers, two mysteries and two fiction.
Blood Hina by California crime writer, Naomi Hirahara; A Twist of Orchids by Michelle Wan, who writes mysteries set in the Dordogne, France and a book of contemporary fiction, Half Life by Roopa Farooki of England and France, a book with a good story. Also reviewed a delightful historical fiction set in 19th century Italy, The Blind Contessa's New Machine by a talented young writer Carey Wallace, who is at work on five other books! She confesses this in her interview printed with the book review.
I tried a poem shaped like a tree in Magpie Tales: Tomato Ornaments, inspired by a photo prompt of tomatoes ripening on the vine. Check it out!
Diane Meier's The Season of Second Chances: A Novel I am enjoying more than I thought I would. A 48-year-old professor of English Literature moves from a drab life at Columbia University in New York City to a life of friendship and promise in Amherst, Mass. Right now, she is renovating an old, run-down Victorian house, turning it into the Apricot House with the help of handyman/interior decorator Teddy, a thirty-something who reminds her of the brother she lost many years ago.
My first attempt at writing fiction - I started to write about a man living alone in the U.S., whose wife has died and whose children live elsewhere. I hope it will lead somewhere!
What did you read last week?