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Friday Finds

Two weeks of Friday Finds in one post...
Company of Liars, by Karen Maitland. Heard about this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program and requested one through the publisher. Historical fiction set in England during the 1348 plague (sounds right up my alley, considering I wrote my thesis in college on the plague).

East of the Sun, by Julia Gregson. Historical fiction I snagged from Amazon UK, about a few women who go to India in 1928.

Girl in a Blue Dress, by Gaynor Arnold. Historical fiction about the wife of a famous author who sort of resembles Dickens. To be published in December.

The Glass of Time, by Michael Cox. Heard about this book, too, through LTER; and while I didn’t get it, I’m planning on pre-ordering, since I loved The Meaning of Night.

Murder on the Eiffel Tower, by Claude Izner. Am receiving this through LTER; murder mystery set in Paris in the late 19th century.

The Private Patient, by PD James. The latest in the Adam Dalgliesh series (seriously, the man doesn’t age). Coming out this fall, I believe.

The Victorian Chaise Lounge, by Marghanita Laski. Horror novella that sounds a lot like Susan Hill’s novels.

The Whiskey Rebels, by David Liss. From the author of the Conspiracy of Paper series, about Philadelphia in the late-18th century.
The Grift, by Debra Ginsberg: by the author of Blind Submission, another mystery.
The Glimmer Palace, by Beatrice Colin. Historical fiction set in the 1920s.
Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny With a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits, by Celia Rivenbark. Another ARC coming to me; humor that sounds a lot like Laurie Notaro or Jen Lancaster.
Lucky Billy, by John Vernon. Historical fiction about Billy the Kid. Another ARC.


Dewey said…
You wrote your thesis on the plague? That's a topic that just fascinates me. Have you read Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks? Company of Liars sounds similar.
Danielle said…
I also lucked out and got a copy of the Izner through LT, too. I tried to get Company of Liars as well (how interesting you wrote you thesis on it!) but didn't get one. I read the Laski book a while back and thought it was quite good--very creepy.
Iliana said…
The Victorian Chaise Longue is fantastic and yes the tone is a bit similar to Susan Hill's Woman in Black. If you liked that one I think you'd enjoy Laski's novel.

I really want to read Glimmer Palace. I've heard some good things about it.I need to check out some of the other books you mentioned - in particular East of the Sun.

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