Jul 31, 2016

Sunday Salon: Advanced Readers Editions

Three new books have been added to my shelves.

Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchett, advanced readers edition, published 2016.
"One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them." (publisher)
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, advanced readers edition published June 28, 2016
"Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse." (publisher)
Intimations: Stories by Alexandra Kleeman, proof, to be published September 13, 2016 by Harper
A collection of twelve stories irresistibly seductive in their strangeness explores human life from beginning to end: the distress of birth into a world already formed; the brief and confusing period of “living” where we understand what is expected of us and struggle to do it; and the death-y period toward the end where we sense it is ending and will end only partially understood, at best. (publisher)

Are you reading more, or less, in this summer heat? Summer makes me want to read more, it seems.

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  1. They all look good.

    I actually seem to be reading more. I love to be outside and read.

    ENJOY your Sunday.


  2. Commonwealth is on my list...and I loved All the Missing Girls. Enjoy!


  3. Commonwealth is at the top of my list of books to acquire. I hope it comes my way soon.


  4. The description of Intimations makes it sound so good. It makes me want to read it.

    If you review it I would be very curious to know what you think of it.

  5. All The Missing Girls looks like a good suspenseful thriller.

  6. I have been to Patchett's bookstore - Parnassus - but somehow have yet to read her books. I really should. All the Missing Girls looks really good too. Have a great week!

  7. I look forward to reading your review of Ann Patchett's book.

  8. Oh, Commonwealth sounds interesting!

  9. I've enjoyed Ann Patchett's books in the past. It looks like you had a great mailbox this week. Enjoy!

  10. You got the new Ann Patchett!! Are you going to read it immediately or do you have more self-control than I would? :)

  11. I'm curious about the new AP book. Enjoy!

  12. I did a little happy dance when Commonwealth appeared in my mailbox. I hope we both love it.

  13. These all look good. All the Missing Girls looks best to me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  14. I'm so looking forward to Commonwealth too!


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