Friday Finds – September 6, 2013

Posted: September 6, 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.

Yes, yet again, my finds are books that I already have!

tiger

From the Publisher:   In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death.  Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounter over the years with “the deathless man.”  But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her – the legend of the tiger’s wife.

atonement

From the Publisher:  On a summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant.  But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century.

edgar

From Goodreads:  Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar’s lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family’s traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil.

Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved.

mulvaney

From Goodreads:  In her 26th novel, Joyce Carol Oates has written a rich, complex saga about a seemingly ideal family that is suddenly rocked by the date-rape of 16-year-old Marianne Mulvaney. This shattering event touches off an extraordinary journey into 25 years of shameful secrets and despair, culminating in the unforseen miracles that can bring a family closer together. Making We Were the Mulvaneys her first Oprah’s Book Club™ selection of 2001.

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Comments
  1. Book Blather says:

    I’d like to try both The Tiger’s Wife and Atonement, although I have already seen the film version of the latter which was brilliantly shot. 🙂

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  3. Atonement is one of my favourite books of all time and for once I liked the movie too.

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