Friday Finds – August 16, 2013

Posted: August 16, 2013 in Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can discuss books that you’ve discovered over the course of the week and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list. They can be books that are new or used.  They can be ones that you’ve borrowed (library or friend), found online, heard about from a friend, etc.  Below are my finds (that I actually had sitting on my shelves, waiting to be re-discovered!)…


From the Publisher:   An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered.  Now, one of mankind’s most thrilling fantasies has come true.  Creatures extinct for eons now roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them – for a price.

Until something goes wrong…


From the Publisher:  Roz, Charis, and Tony – war babies all – share a wound, and her name is Zenia.  Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga.  Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the ’60s; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot.  Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women – with much relief – attended her funeral.  But as The Robber Bride begins, she’s suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch.


From the Publisher:  Lying in bed at night, twelve-year-old Henry York can’t ignore the thumping and scratching he hears on the other side of his bedroom wall.  He scrapes off the plaster and discovers doors – ninety-nine cupboards of all different sizes and shapes.  Through one he hears the sound of falling rain.  Through another he sees a glowing room – with a man strolling back and forth!  Henry and his cousin Henrietta soon learn that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds.


From the Publisher:  In the backwoods of Mississippi, a land of honeysuckle and grapevine, Jewel and her husband, Leston, are truly blessed; they have five fine children.  When Brenda Kay is born in 1943, Jewel gives thanks for a healthy baby, last-born and most welcome.  JEWEL is the story of how quickly life can change; how, like lightning, an unforeseen event can set us on a course without reason or compass.  In this story of a woman’s devotion to the child who is both her burden and God’s singular way of smiling on her, Bret Lott has created a mother-daughter relationship of matchless intensity and beauty, and one of the finest, most indomitable heroines in contemporary American fiction.

  1. liking the sound of Jewel – HapPy Friday!

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