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The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop – New Title Tuesday

This New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop is a slow, simmering narrative that explores the tight grip of local corruption and systemic racism in a depression era small town in Jim Crow Louisiana. Publisher’s Summary: “One of the finest writers of her generation” (Brad Watson), and author of three previously acclaimed novels,… Continue reading The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop – New Title Tuesday

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Our Little Secret by Roz Nay – New Title Tuesday

I was grateful I had a couple of days off work so I could read Our Little Secret by Roz Nay with very few breaks.  This New Title Tuesday selection kept me guessing right up to the last three pages – that is if I actually trust the narrator. Publisher’s Summary: THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE… Continue reading Our Little Secret by Roz Nay – New Title Tuesday

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The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp – New Title Tuesday

The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp is not generally a book I would select for myself; but for this week’s New Title Tuesday pick, I chose to step out of my usual reading routine.  And I’m glad I did.  Besides, who can resist the siren-song of New Orleans – its music, losses, and… Continue reading The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp – New Title Tuesday

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West by Carys Davies – New Title Tuesday

Carys Davies’ debut novel West is as gripping as it is spare.  This spartan prose symbolizes and reflects the possessions and lives of the characters the author explores.  Cy Bellman, a grieving widower, strikes out with meager possessions and too little knowledge about his destination to locate the bones of an extinct giant creature.  He leaves… Continue reading West by Carys Davies – New Title Tuesday

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The Overstory by Richard Powers – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, The Overstory by Richard Powers,  humanizes hard science through the lyricism of Powers’s writing.  If not for his creative use of rhythm and imagery, this hefty text would not be so interesting nor timely. Publisher’s Summary: An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then… Continue reading The Overstory by Richard Powers – New Title Tuesday

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The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan – New Title Tuesday

The Dead House  may be his debut novel, Billy O’Callaghan is a seasoned writer and this novel showcases the author’s compelling talent.  While it is tempting to label The Dead House  as a ghost story, it’s just as much psychological mystery and Irish history. Publisher’s Summary: Sometimes the past endures—and sometimes it never lets go. This best-selling… Continue reading The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan – New Title Tuesday

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Force of Nature by Jane Harper – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title recommendation, Jane Harper’s Force of Nature, is perfect for those of us who want the experience of travel but cannot physically go to Australia.  Listening to the narrator on the audiobook brings the land-down-under closer, especially when the setting – an inhospitable bushland in a mountain range – is as integral to the plot as the… Continue reading Force of Nature by Jane Harper – New Title Tuesday