Feb 17, 2018

Sunday Salon: Immigrant Stories and a Thriller

The snow has melted almost all the way, but wouldn't you know it. we're getting more precipitation tonight. Will it be snow or sleet? We'll wait and see.

New books:

Number One Chinese Restaurant

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
Publication: June 19, 2018, Henry Holt
Genre: contemporary fiction
Setting: Maryland
A novel about a restaurant family, with themes of "youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive." (publisher)


Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad
Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad by Krystal A. Sital
Publication February 20, 2018; W.W. Norton Company
Genre: literary fiction,
 Set on the island of  Trinidad's plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family’s new home in America, this is a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past. (publisher)

Let Me Lie
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Publication March 13, 2018, Berkley
Genre: thriller
Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother’s presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. (publisher)

My review: https://bookdilettante.blogspot.com/2018/03/book-review-let-me-lie-by-clare.html

What have you been reading during this wintery February?
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19 comments:

Andreea said...

Number One Chinese Restaurant looks like a lot of fun, although I always have a hard time with contemporary fiction - but anything with foods makes me happy. Let Me Lie sounds great!

Harvee said...

I'm curious about the restaurant family and whether or not it's easy to break out of the cycle.

StackingMy BookShelves said...

Oh Let Me Lie sounds like it would be a great book. Great line up. Enjoy your week or reading!

Mary #SundayRoundup

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have enjoyed Clare Mackintosh and have requested Let Me Lie...but haven't received it yet. Maybe I missed a disapproval note along the way...I'm off to check it out.

Secrets We Kept looks good, too. Enjoy! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Jenea Whittington said...

Enjoy your new books!

AJ Sterkel said...

Every time the snow melts, it seems to come right back. Have a great week!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Nise' said...

Let Me Lie is definitely on my want to read list.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Let Me Lie looks really good. Hope your weather clears up soon. Happy Reading!

Beth F said...

Number One Chinese Restaurant looks good.

Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

These both look good. We still have a ton of snow, but we're getting rain this week.

bermudaonion said...

I hope the weather gods are good to you. Enjoy your new books!

Katherine P said...

These all sound great but Let Me Lie is especially calling to me! It sounds like a page turner. Have a great week!

Kathy Martin said...

Let Me Lie sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

carol said...

Enjoy your books! Number One Chinese Restaurant looks good.

Elizabeth said...

Nice mailbox.

LET ME LIE was very good.

Have a great week, and enjoy your books,

pussreboots said...

Let me Lie is on my wishlist. My post this week.

Cricket said...

Let Me lie sounds like it would be a good read and I like the cover. Hoping the weather gets better. It's been crazy here as well with the hot then cold and rain.

Greg said...

Number One chinese restaurant looks great, I saw that one somewhere a while back and love the sound of it. Looking forward to that one. :)

Suko said...

Let Me Lie does sound worthwhile, and also Number One Chinese Restaurant (and not just because we've been celebrating Chinese New Year at delicious Chinese restaurants). Secrets We Kept sounds inviting as well.

I hope you've had a good week, Harvee. We're actually having some surprisingly wintry weather here, including rain!