Above by Isla Morley
Blythe is kidnapped by a cuckoo survivalist, eeek! The first half of this was incredibly suspenseful. The second half was completely unexpected. I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. That doesn't stop me from recommending this tension filled thriller.
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
This was a great piece of historical fiction based on the true story of the notorious Jenny Bonnett. Frog Music is fulled with interesting characters. Young Jenny was surrounded by disreputable folks...and they are the most fun to read about. It seems that Emma Donoghue can do no wrong. I loved Room. I loved Astray. One of the things I learned from reading Frog Music is that I really need to read the entirety of her backlist.
The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh
Lovely and atmospheric, The Moon Sisters would be a great read for anyone who has a sibling that drives them a little mad. Be forewarned that there are some tough issues in this book. The beautiful sentences Therese Walsh has crafted makes it worth the pain.
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Have you ever read a book that you were sure was written expressly for you? That's how I felt as I read Shotgun Lovesongs. It's set in a town just a hop, skip, and jump away from me. It's peopled with characters that are as familiar to me as my next door neighbors . I'd like to invite Nickolas Butler out for a beer. I think we'd have a great time. Yay Wisconsin!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know!