Oh, I’m in trouble. I’ve got all of these wonderful ARCs, books and ebooks, but finding lots of extra time has been a challenge lately. Well, I guess that will always be the excuse though right? Anyway let me tell you about these books that sound so good and maybe you can help me pick which one I should start first.
- Maman’s Homesick Pie by Donia Bijan. This memoir is from award-winning Chef Donia Bijan, who fled Iran during the Islamic Revolution to the California Bay area.
- The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate. A moving story of a family’s struggle with addiction and the effects over generations.
- The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham. Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England, does not want immortality. All she desires is what rightfully belongs to her family – the throne of England.
- To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal. Judith Whitman believes in the sort of love that “picks you up in Akron, Ohio, and sets you down in Rio de Janeiro.” But life took her to Los Angeles.
- City of Promise by Beverly Swerling. This book has such a pretty cover. It continues the saga as New York emerges from the Civil War into the Gilded Age. A city marked by soaring expansion and teeming with unbridled ambition and dazzling glamour.
- The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman. Drawing its influence from steampunk, the Western, and magical realism, this novel brings forth a fantastical re-imagining of the American West and the birth of a nation.
Tomorrow I’ll tell you about the eBooks, which I’m very excited about as it’s about time I start using my Kindle!