Oct 23, 2016

Sunday Salon: Nonfiction Books

New nonfiction books are on my desk this week:
Moonglow by Michael Chabon, November 22, 2016, Harper.

In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s home in Oakland, California to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon’s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. (publisher)
I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb, November 22, 2016, Harper.

...tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women. (publisher)

I finished reading and reviewed The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan, a novel that moves from the present to the past and recounts the massive flooding of a town in Pennsylvania in 1889.  I've also finished A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, another five star novel.

My current read is going slowly because of other things I have to do. My reading has slowed down quite a bit.  Murder in the Secret Garden  by Ellery Adams. I really like a lot of things about it - the themes of medieval herbs, healing gardens and their counterparts - poisonous plants ,  the mystery plot,  and the setting. 

What are you reading this week?
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Brian Joseph said...

I read and liked The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. It is interesting that Michael Chabon has written a non - fiction book of this sort. It sounds very good and very worth the read.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm intrigued by both of these...I have enjoyed Wally Lamb's books in the past, but have never read Chabon.

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Katherine P said...

I'm looking forward to reading more Ellery Adams. I enjoyed the first one in her magical pie shop book and the book retreat series is really catching my attention. I'm really interested in Moonglow. Sounds fascinating. Have a great week!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thanks for sharing these new nonfiction books. I love nonfiction.


Greg said...

I am looking forward to Murder in the Secret garden as I like Ellery adams quite a bit. And Storyton Hall- I would go there on vacation if it existed. Although with all the murders- maybe not. :)

I love the sound of the herbalism stuff too.

Suko said...

Harvee, you always find interesting books to read! My reading has slowed down, too; I need to carve out more time for reading.

I've "tagged" you so please stop by my blog when you have a moment! :)

bermudaonion said...

I got I'll Take You There at SIBA and can't wait to dig in. Enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I had no idea this was related to Wishin' and Hopin'. Can't wait for the review!

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover on Moonglow.

The story line does sound good.

ENJOY, and have a wonderful week.

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Anonymous said...

Murder in the Secret Garden sounds good to me. I've read one Ellery Adams before, a long time ago. Will check this out, so thanks. Moonglow sounds good to me, but the theme might be too offputting for me around now.

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