Mar 19, 2017

Sunday Salon: Spring At Last

We have seen the last of the snow for this year, I think. It will be rain from now on, and hopefully spring!!

I'm reading I Shot the Buddha by Colin Cotterill, a mystery with a lot of humor, set in Laos. I finished The Sleepwalker: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian, a mystery about a missing mother, with a twist at the end; and finished The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff. a WWII novel set in Poland. Also finished,  Cooking for Picasso, a novel by Camille Aubray, I enjoyed them all.

Two new books on my shelf:
A proof of Chemistry: A Novel by Weike Wang, May 23, 2017, by Knopf. 
Described as " a luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track." Set in Boston.

The Last Chance Olive Ranch by Susan Wittig Albert, April 4, 2017, Berkley.
China Bayles fears for her husband’s life as an escaped convict targets him...

My Kindle borrows from the library:
The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian, a novel published in 2013, about an Italian family, the Rosatis,  in Florence during WWII.  Fast forward to 1955, when someone is targeting the remainder of the Rosati family, and a young Florentine detective is assigned to the case.

Another intriguing historical novel of WWII. I finished the author's new novel, The Sleepwalker, and am looking up all his earlier novels. This is the first in the list that I'll be reading. 

I also have the ebook of 
The Dressmaker's Dowry by Meredith Jaeger, February 7, 2017, William Morrow.
The book description: "the story of two women: one, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco’s gritty streets in 1876, and the other, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband’s wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways."

Unfinished books which I plan to get back to include: The Day I Died, The Sun King Conspiracy, and My Last Lament. 

What are you reading this week? 
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  1. You had a good reading week. I see a few titles in your list which I like.

  2. Chemistry looks fascinating. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. I loved The Sleepwalker...and have read a couple of other books by the author: The Guest Room and Midwives. I definitely want to read more of his books.

    After loving The Orphan's Tale, I have added The Kommandant's Girl to my list.

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  4. I really want to read The Sleepwalker and I Shot the Buddha sounds interesting. The Dressmaker's Dowry sounds gorgeous and like a story I'd love. I'll have to look for that one. Have a great week!

  5. I'm only on book 4 of Susan Wittig Albert's series. I started it ages ago, forgot about it and then re-picked it up a few months ago. Chemistry is on my wishlist.

    I'm joining up in the fun again and I'm hoping you'll stop by to my new domain.

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  6. There are a lovely selection of books here on your list this week. I loved The Kommandant's Girl. The Dressmaker's Dowry sounds delightful.
    Enjoy your books and have a lovely week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

  7. Chemistry is right up my alley. I'm a Chemical Engineer and a writer whose life has gone off track so many times. I need to read that book ASAP. :-)

  8. They all look good to me. I love Bohjalian's work so The Light in Ruins looks particularly good.

  9. I hope you love your new books - and I hope you're right about the snow!!

  10. The Light in The Ruins sounds interesting. Enjoy your books!

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  11. Nice looking variety of books. All of them are new to me. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

  12. I really enjoyed The Light in the Ruins. Have a great week!

  13. I hope you enjoy your two new books and your library book. Each a bit different. Happy Reading!

  14. Looks like some great books! Love the Pam Jenoff books.

  15. Loved The Dressmaker's Dowry - ENJOY!!

    The Kommandant's Girl was a favorite too.

    Have a wonderful rest of this week.

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