New this week 27 March 2014
Thank you to my web expert & her helpers for getting this new website up and running and now successfully sending regular emails! You will receive this one - the last this week - and from now on I will post a review on Thursdays and news items on Fridays - and a few occasional posts to make announcements as they arise -
Please look back over the past few weeks to see reviews and news that were not sent to you to see what you have missed as we struggled to get this new website to obey our commands.
Winter may be hanging on but the publishers think it is spring and the spring releases are arriving daily - the most exciting ones this week are ......
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler - a first novel - I loved it, and so did Peter Geye. It may be the sleeper of the season or you may see it on the bestseller lists where it belongs - this will be a book that everyone who reads it will agree - it is great! It is the book you''ll want to pass on to everyone you know - men and women equally.
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
The author of Room has returned with a novel inspired by true events, a story of intrigue and murder : elegant, erotic and witty.
The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai is now out in paperback.
The Hungry Ghosts is a beautifully written, dazzling story of family, wealth, and the long reach of the past. It shows how racial, political and sexual differences can tear apart both a country and the human heart—not just once, but many times, until the ghosts are fed and freed.
Shyam is one of my favourite authors and this books is superb - if you have read Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens you will know why I say this.
Shyam will be reading from The Hungry Ghosts at the Charles W. Stockey Centre on Wednesday 17 September.
You might not be able to dig in your frozen garden just yet but you can dream while reading the new Frankie Flowers book Power Plants about the healing plants you can grow in your own garden to supercharge your health.