Friday, January 20, 2012

Looking Ahead: Fiction Early 2012

I am drawn to fiction with a strong character arc, but I've tried to include a variety of genres. There's lots of sources for full summaries, so there's no need for me to reinvent that wheel here.

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey Harper: HarperCollins, Jan 2012-464p
A homage to Jane Erye set in Scotland & Iceland in the 1950s & 1960s.

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson Grand Central, Jan 2012-288p
This author has an authentic southern voice. A popular/commercial mystery, bound to have a character thread, judging from the author's other work.

Dead Low Tide by Bret Lott Random, Jan 2012-256p
Southern mystery by a commercial literary author.

A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore Holt, Feb 2012-400p paperback
An English upscale mystery similar to Kate Morton. (My bookclub loved this kind of fiction.)

The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay St. Martin’s, Feb 2012-288p
A historical set in 1860s Paris about a woman taking a stand against reconstruction. Main theme is family history, so it looks to be a lighter read than Sarah's Key.

Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston Norton, Feb 2012-320p
Popular/Commercial Fiction about a woman dumpming her metaphorical baggage and finding a comfort zone in air travel.

I'll be posting on a book in about a month, so it'd be great if some of you would chime in on your book choices.

Happy reading!
Melinda

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