September AlphaKIT: F and W
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The rules are... none! Use the letters however you like to choose your reads for the month. Well, okay, there is one rule: Have Fun!
September AlphaKIT letters are : F and W.
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- The Woman Who Can't Forget / Jill Price
✔Bound For Murder
Clarets of Fire
✔Country Inn Murder by Faith Martin
✔Crepe Expectations by Sarah Fox
Digging For Trouble
✔Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
✔Fatal Cajun Festival
✔Fields' Guide to Abduction
First Hit of the Season
✔Flour in the Attic
Gown With the Wind
Little Shop of Found Things: A Novel
Michelangelo : the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Murder on the South of France
✔Past Due For Murder
✔Pie Hard by Kirsten Weiss
Street of the Five Moons
✔Temptation of Forgiveness
Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait
Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
Tudor Dawn by David Field
✔Vanishing Man by Charles Finch
✔Wed, Read, and Dead
✔Yeast of Eden by Sarah Fox
When John was a kid, his entire family was murdered. He killed the murderer. His family was the last of four families to be murdered at the time. John is now married with kids of his own and is a cop. 20 years later and another family is murdered, seemingly by the 14-year old son. But there are too many similarities to the first of the four family murders 20 years earlier for there to be a coincidence…
I really liked this. It drew me in immediately. It did slow down in the middle (but in part, I also think that’s because I had shorter amounts of time that I could sit and read; I would have liked to sit for longer periods of time for this book), and it picked up again at the end. It is horror, it is violent. I found many parts of it, especially at the start, very creepy (which I love, but wasn’t great to be reading right before bed, which I mostly was for this one!). Definitely creepy...
Rachel is a black woman who married Isaac, on a deal to get land in South Dakota. Fourteen years later and five kids with one more on the way (and two in the ground), and they are suffering the worst drought, and don’t know how they will survive. It’s 1917, as they struggle, and it’s even more difficult due to being the only black family for miles.
This was good. They may have been the only black family, but there were “Indians” nearby; Isaac hates the Indians, so Rachel took her cue from her husband (though she would need the help of one of the women later on). I especially liked the way it ended, and would love for there to be a sequel, as I’d love to know what happens next!
******Possible SPOILER for earlier volumes*******
Bigby is back (sort of) but on a rampage.
Magic is no longer concealing Fabletown (and, in particular, a castle) from the residents of New York City. We are gearing up for a battle between the sisters, Snow White and Rose Red.
Well, I wouldn’t say this lives up to “happily ever after”! There is one more volume to go. As usual, there are lots of different stories going on in this one volume, so I enjoyed some stories better than others. I found one story particularly interesting, as we learn of Snow and Rose’s mother’s story (which extends to their own story). We even had a couple of surprising deaths in this one. Not my favourite, but still a good volume in the series.
A smile and a tear...what a beautiful way to create a memoir. Told in a series of vignettes this poet has shared poignant and ordinary moments from her life in a way that draws the reader in and doesn't let go. To say that her prose is lyrical is to state the obvious whenever a poet turns to prose. The stories of her life are interpreted with humor and a deep sense of reflection. Highly recommend this little gem.
>43 LibraryCin: I agree...I would be on board for a sequel.
Also for anyone interested, I found this on the author's website