The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack
“romance, fantasy, and adventure ~Library Journal, starred review
“a twisty ending…for Da Vinci Code and Outlander fans” ~Booklist
“A Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror read of the month” ~Kirkus
The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman
“This noir Western is a violent rampage through the American West…Fans of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and James Carlos Blake’s In The Rogue Blood will appreciate this latest entry in the gritty Western genre.” ~Library Journal
“In Jackman’s allegorical Western tale, Augustus Winter, with the ‘strength of will, the sense of purpose, radiating off him like heat,’ is cut from the same bloody cloth as Blood Meridian‘s mysterious nihilist, Judge Holden…” ~Kirkus Reviews
Get Carter by Ted Lewis
“Aristotle, when he defined tragedy, mandated that a tragic hero must fall from a great height, but Aristotle never imagined the kind of roadside motels James M. Cain could conjure up or saw the smokestacks rise in the Northern English industrial hell of Ted Lewis’s Get Garter.” ~Dennis Lehane
Burning Down George Orwell’s House by Andrew Ervin
“Burning Down George Orwell’s House is really most enjoyable, a witty, original turn on the life and memory of the Sage of Jura, taking place on the island where he wrote Nineteen Eight-Four. Eric Blair serves as the McGuffin in this story, which is one part black comedy and one part a meditation on modern life. It is well-written and truly original.” ~Robert Stone
What Has Become of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson
“Watson’s twisty plot speeds with page-turning momentum, but what’s likely to stick with you are the complex characters…who are, by turns, vulnerable, flawed, and surprising, bravely struggling to rewrite the stories of their lives.” ~Publishers Weekly, starred review
These are the books which came into my mailbox this week. I can’t wait to read them after I finish the IFFP short list (one and a half books left!) and the read-along of Little, Big I’m hosting this May. Do any of them look especially appealing to you?
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