It isn't every day that I get a box with ten books in it. Macmillan sent a box to me at Velma Teague, and one of my wonderful former co-workers sent it on. Yesterday's box is too good not to share, even though some of the books aren't coming out immediately.
Take Maggie Barbieri's Once Upon a Lie. It's a December 2013 release. However, in a departure from her
Silent Voices is the first Vera Stanhope mystery by Ann Cleeves that has been published in the U.S. It's the basis for the Public Television series "Vera". But, I'm not discussing it today. Release date is today, and I only have one hundred pages to read, so the review for this British police procedural will be up tomorrow.
It's September for Michael Gruber's The Return. No one, not even his daughter,
Catherine O'Flynn's October novel, Mr. Lynch's Holiday takes a retired bus driver and recent widower to Spain to the gates of his son's crumbling development. Dermot Lynch finds something nostalgic about it, reminding him of his childhood in Ireland. He's soon the center of the community. When something peculiar happens in the development, father and son find each other when they need it most.
After bitter novelist Amy Gallup hits her head on a porcelain birdbath, a journalist turns her into a literary "Zen-goddess", making her a publishing star. But news of her semi-conscious state could close the doors on her fame in Jincy Willett's June release, Amy Falls Down.
One of my sisters is convinced I'm a book hoarder. Can you blame me when ten novels show up all at once?