Monday, October 13, 2008

Need to Read!

What's a busy book-loving gal to do when her book pile takes over her house? Read, of course!

Here's a list of some of the must read books for fall:

Cleaning Up by Tania Glyde. Serpent's Tail, 2008
Tania Glyde delivers an honest, painful look at her 23 year love of alcohol in this searing memoir. Told in short, easy to digest chapters, Glyde takes a hard look at why women drink, the pain behind the glass and her own difficult journey to sobriety.

The Road Home by Rose Tremain. Little, Brown 2008
A beautiful, prosaic novel of an immigrant living in London and dreaming of his homeland in Eastern Europe. Tremain writes with imagery and empathy as she tells the tale of Lev, a man lost in the world of the migrant laborer.

The Shiniest Jewel by Mariam Henley. Springboard, 2008A heartwarming illustrated novel that tells the story of one middle aged woman's search for a child and realization that with life brings death.

The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik. 5 Spot, 2008In this "chick-lit" story of two sisters with very different personalities, Claire LaZebnik creates a funny and true look at the sibling relationship. Ava, the smart sister, and Lauren, the pretty sister, are forced to reconnect when their mother is diagnossed with breast cancer. Their past relationship has been rocky, to say the least, but they must learn to love one another's traits in order to become family once again.

Small Crimes by Dave Zeltserman. Serpent's Tail, 2008
A crooked cop just out of prison must make amends to all those he has left behind - his ex-wife, his parents and his former co-workers - in order to survive on the outside and overcome the local mafia don who is out for his head.

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