In honour of our new year, Lucky ’13, all reviews are 13 words or less.
The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin*
A fictional portrait of Charles Lindbergh’s marriage; for fans of Loving Frank.
Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
A tale of two sisters – one the model for Degas’ Little Dancer.
In 1850s Ohio, Honor Bright becomes drawn to the abolitionist movement.
Raised from the Ground, by Jose Saramago*
A multigenerational family saga by an all-time great.
A shut-in’s desperate wife hires a Japanese woman to heal her husband.
A tale of graffiti artists in NYC by a popular picture book author.
Two social misfits meet in St. Petersburg.
THRILLERS / MYSTERIES
A Sudanese detective in crime-ridden modern Cairo.
Two couples meet to discuss the problems of their teenagers in this thriller.
Daddy Love, by Joyce Carol Oates*
In this psychological thriller, five-year old Robbie is kidnapped by Daddy Love.
What’s on your Winter reading list this year?
(* = NetGalley provided Heidi and/or Patricia with advanced readers copies of these books: The Aviator’s Wife, The Last Runaway, Raised from the Ground, Hikikomori and the Rental Sister, Dogstar Rising, The Dinner, Daddy Love, The Man in the Empty Suit, A Thousand Pardons, The Flamethrowers, An Encyclopedia of Life in Russia, Rage is Back).