I checked it's not available on the library list yet. I will keep looking since I think it sounds good.Gerry wrote:Ellie, the ' Passionate Mind' was one of Tuesdays e book choices over at Amazon today - on for $1.99. It does sound like a good read.
Finished "Missing Pieces" - a fast read and page turner.
Next I am reading "Fallen Land" by Taylor Brown - historical fiction which I thought sounded interesting.
I agree, Gerry. I enjoyed the storyline also and didn't enjoy the additional stories.. distracting to say the least.Gerry wrote:Have read Liane Moriarty's 'What Alice Lost' thanks to a heads up from Tigger. Found the book had a well thought out story line, a fall leaves Alice with a ten year memory loss, having to find her way back as her memory returns. I enjoyed Alice's story but found the separate additions of Elizabeths and Frannies storylines a little distracting likely because I like a book to flow, a personal preference on my part. That said remains I really liked this novel and found it a very good read.
I'm waiting on "Missing Pieces" from the library and a couple of other recommendations I found here, thanks to ya'll.
Once again this morning's BookBub.com offerings sees to two more books to my Cloud Reader. So many books and seems so little time left over at the end of the day! I could not resist adding Amy Tan's Valley Of Amazement “a deeply moving narrative of family secrets, legacies, and the profound connections between mothers and daughters, reminiscent of the compelling territory Tan so expertly mapped in The Joy Luck Club. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of inherited trauma, desire, deception, and the power and stubbornness of love.”
I am not sure which of Amy Tan's books is my favourite, suspect it is a toss up between 'The Kitchen God's Wife' or The Joy Luck Club.Reading Tans books always has me think to Pearl Buck's writtings of life in China for which she won the Pulverizer Prize as well as being the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.
Always thought retirement would make for long afternoon or evening reads ... I do know that one day I am so going to sit back and reread a number of Pearl Buck's books, the first of which will be 'The Good Earth'
Looking to a kinder and gentler 2017. Knowing there is an imminent slowdown coming my way I look to it as an opportunity to read many of my books on Cloud Reader I have been wanting to get to! Thinking to Sarah Jane Butfields's 'Glass Half Full' a "With vivid descriptions of people and places, this riveting story is about a family who leave England for a better life in Australia. They carefully plan each step of their long term goals; to get permanent residency in Australia, become financially secure, and maintain a happy and healthy relationship with their large and scattered family. Everything goes as planned until a sequence of life-changing events stops them in their tracks, and then mother nature devastates their carefully laid out master plan. An amazing journey of people living life to its fullest. Inspirational!"
And her follow up her Two Dogs and a Suitcase
Hope to see our readers once again stopping by with recommends!