Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg and myself that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!
Quite a mainstream week for me with titles not only by recognizable authors but all so recently published so as to still be on display in shops. I am perversely pleased by this, as though it is proof that I’m not really a snob when it comes to my book selection. And, more importantly, I’m excited to read these books; they’re all hold items so I’ve been anticipating their arrival for some time!
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child and she doesn’t have much time.
Noel doesn’t seem to be the most promising of fathers but despite everything, he could well be Frankie’s best hope.
As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he’s going to love her back?
And Moira is having none of it. She knows what’s right, and has the power to change the course of Frankie’s life . . . but Moira is hiding secrets of her own.
Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier
In his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most entertaining storytellers, trains his perceptive, generous eye on Siberia, the storied expanse of Asiatic Russia whose grim renown is but one explanation among hundreds for the region’s fascinating, enduring appeal. In Travels in Siberia, Frazier reveals Siberia’s role in history—its science, economics, and politics—with great passion and enthusiasm, ensuring that we’ll never think about it in the same way again.
Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope
As the youngest of their three sons marries and Anthony and Rachel Brinkley welcome their third daughter-in-law to the family, no one quite realizes the profound shift about to take place. For their different reasons, the two previous daughters-in-law hadn’t been able to resist Rachel’s maternal clout and Anthony’s gentle charms, and had settled into Brinkley family life without rocking the boat. But Charlotte — very young, very beautiful and semi-spoiled — has no intention of sharing power with her mother-in-law, and sets out to vanquish the matriarch. Soon Rachel’s sons begin to treasonously think of their own houses as home, and of their mother’s house as simply the place where their parents live — a necessary shift of loyalties that sets off fireworks in their mother’s brain, breaks their father’s heart and causes unexpected waves in their own marriages.