Library Holds This Week

Another week, another trip to the library to pick up a zillion holds. This week was a bumper crop of good stuff that I didn't even remember requesting (I love when that happens!). Here's a sampler of what I got:
  • A Homemade Life(PB, 2010): When Molly Wizenberg's father died of cancer, everyone told her to go easy on herself, to hold off on making any major decisions for a while. Instead, she went to Paris, a city that held vivid memories of a childhood trip with her father, of early morning walks on the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter and the taste of her first pain au chocolat. Like her long letters home describing the details of every meal and market, Molly's blog Orangette started out merely as a pleasant pastime. But it wasn't long before her writing and recipes developed an international following.

  • I Still Don't Even Know You(PB, 2010): With control, wit, and brilliance, Michelle Berry explores the hidden depths between individuals, families, and communities. Dysfunctional characters create tension in situations where they teeter on the edge of life. Psychological or situational twists pop readers’ eyes wide open and force them to pay attention. Berry uses rapid-fire dialogue to build tension and emotion. Despite the underlying dark tones, the stories carry life and hope, human kindness—and strangeness.

  • Country Roads: Memoirs from Rural Canada(PB, 2010): Rural people, places, and communities vary greatly in a country as geographically vast and culturally diverse as Canada. From Victoria, British Columbia, to St. John’s, Newfoundland, three generations of Canadians tell their stories of growing up in rural communities in Country Roads. The writers--including journalist Pamela Wallin, NHL coach Brent Sutter, and award-winning authors Sharon Butala and Rudy Wiebe--share one thing in common: they were all country kids whose upbringing profoundly impacted their identities.

  • The Ice Princess(PB, 2009): From No.1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation, Camilla Lackberg. Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their lost friendship. While her interest grows to an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about the small town with a deeply disturbing past.

6 comments:

Steph said...

I bought A Homemade Life last week! I haven't started it yet, though. And I also have Her Fearful Symmetry in my pile beside my bed. Sigh. I need more time! I wanted to read One Day before you reviewed it but you've finished it by now, I assume...

Stephanie said...

These look good. I am especially intrigued by A Homemade Life. It sounds right up my alley. And I LOVE your header photo.

B.Kienapple said...

Steph - my review for One Day is going up on Tuesday! There aren't any spoilers in it though so will be safe for reading. We'll see if A Homemade Life measures up to the gold standard, Julie and Julia.


Stephanie - thanks! Megan of Seize the Cupcake emailed me to recommend A Homemade Life. Looking forward to it!

B.Kienapple said...

Steph - my review for One Day is going up on Tuesday! There aren't any spoilers in it though so will be safe for reading. We'll see if A Homemade Life measures up to the gold standard, Julie and Julia.


Stephanie - thanks! Megan of Seize the Cupcake emailed me to recommend A Homemade Life. Looking forward to it!

Megan said...

Yay, I hope you'll like it!

(Gasp, I think it's BETTER than Julie and Julia... more heartfelt and special and just... yes!)

B.Kienapple said...

Megan-well I LOVED Julie and Julia so this book has its work cut out for it! Looking forward to reading it.

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