Jul 28, 2019

Sunday Salon: Exciting New Books

Books on my reading list: 

Tahoe Deep (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller Book 17)
Tahoe Deep

Tahoe Deep by Todd Borg, August 1, 2019, Thriller Press

Genre: mystery, thriller set in Tahoe

In 1940, a teenage blind boy named Danny Callahan witnessed the scuttling of the SS Tahoe Steamer, the grandest ship to ever sail Lake Tahoe. Eighty years later, a killer beats up old man Daniel Callahan, demanding to know the truth about a secret that went down with the ship. (publisher)


A Killer Edition (Booktown Mystery, #13)
A Killer Edition

A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett, August 13, 2019, Berkley

Mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Tricia Miles overhears an argument in a bookstore, and later finds that one of the people in the argument has been killed. 

My lucky library find:

The Dragonfly Sea
The Dragonfly Sea

The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, March 12, 2019, Knopf Publishing Group

I opened this tantalizing cover of a book at the library and found a dedication to  the author's mother, whose name I thought I recognized. Sure enough, the author is the daughter of a former college classmate of mine from over 50 years ago. We had lost contact, but are soon to be in touch. How amazing and exciting to recover a friend through this book! 

Setting: island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya

Book description: a coming-of-age novel about a young woman struggling to find her place in a vast world--a poignant exploration of fate, mortality, love, and loss.


Memes: 
The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Reading, and the Sunday Salon,  Mailbox Monday.

10 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow! What an amazing thing, to run across a dedication to a person you have not seen in such a long time. It will be fun for you to reconnect, I think. I will also be very interested in seeing what you think of the book itself.

I hope you have a lovely week!

Nicci said...

That's incredible! It really is a small world, isn't it? :)

Greg said...

Wow! Small world. :) And Tahoe Deep looks really good too!

Martha Eskuchen said...

How nice to discover a connection to a friend from the past.
All nice covers. Happy Reading!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

That's amazing!

pussreboots said...

I'm looking forward to reading A Killer Edition. My weekly update

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

What a delightful cover, and how wonderful that it will reunite you with an old friend. I hope the book is good as well, otherwise things might be a bit awkward LOL

Wishing you a great reading week

bermudaonion said...

That is an amazing find! I hope y'all have a wonderful reunion.

Harvee said...

Shelleyrae, the book is awesome!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Oh! That story is so surprising, what a great coincidence!
Have a great week and happy reading!

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