At the Library

I know I’ve been saying that I’m staying away from the library so that I can read more of my stacks but I had to go to pick up The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. I talk about detective fiction a lot but I can’t believe I’ve never read one of his books. I mean, he’s always on those Best Of Lists. Well, hopefully I will enjoy this book and I’m looking forward to discussing it with my mystery group later this month.

I did not pick up any other books while at the library. I know, what a surprise right? But, I made a list of books I want to keep in mind. Here’s my list:

  • The Outcast by Sadie Jones. Synopsis: It’s 1957 and Lewis Aldridge is travelling back to his home in the South of England. He is straight out of jail and nineteen years old. His return will trigger the implosion not just of his family, but of a whole community.
  • World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler. Synopsis: A future posited on his signature idea: when the oil wells start to run dry, the world economy will collapse and society as we know it will cease.
  • Burial of the Dead by Michael Hogan. A thrilling literary mystery. You know I love those.
  • The Cure for Grief by Nellie Hermann. Synopsis: This disarmingly intimate and candid novel follows Ruby through a coming-of-age marked by excruciating loss, one in which the thrills, confusion, and longing of adolescence are heightened by the devastating events that accompany them
  • Correction of Drift by Pamela Ryder. Synopsis: These interlinked stories depict the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and its traumatic effect on a wide variety of characters, including the kidnappers, the parents, the general public, and a distraught maid. Doesn’t the book have a great cover?
  • The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse. A gripping psychological novel that pulls the reader into the thrall of its ominous atmosphere. Sounds like a good, suspenseful tale doesn’t it?

I’m off to enjoy my current reads. I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and more book talk soon.

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