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Friday Finds


A couple of books have gotten my attention this past week, especially with a new round of ER books being posted on LibraryThing.

The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y.K. Lee. Historical fiction set in 1940s and ‘50s Hong Kong , about a woman who finds work giving piano lessons (click here for a glimpse of the gorgeous cover art).

Drood, by Dan Simmons. Novel about Charles Dickens, “narrated” by Wilkie Collins, about Dickens’s last days and his last, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Execution Dock, by Anne Perry. The latest in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, to be published in March.

Lydia Bennet’s Story, by Jane Odiwe. Essentially, a continuation of Pride and Prejudice, told from the point of view of the youngest, most wayward sister. Won this in a contest.

Comments

Anna said…
I really enjoyed Lydia Bennet's Story. I'm looking forward to your thoughts.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
AC said…
That is gorgeous cover art for The Piano Teacher.

I requested all of these that you mention, but I'd be super excited if I got Drood.

The Woman in White is the only Wilkie Collins book I've read, but it was really good.
Andi said…
It's probably, technically, a good thing that I'm not an active Library Thinger because I already have such an expansive wishlist. Although, reading this post, it's growing some more!
Anonymous said…
The Piano Teacher is on my list! I am interested in reading fiction set in my hometown. :)
jenclair said…
Hearing about Dickens' last days and his unfinished novel from Wilkie Collins' view should be interesting. It should be fun to read Simmons writing as Wilkie Collins!

I no longer keep up with the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series. My favorites were the William Monk & Hester novels. I need to get back to both series.
michellekae said…
thanks for more great ideas of books to read. I will check out the Piano Teacher. Love your blog!
jenclair said…
This is where I read about Drood! Sometimes I check in on so many blogs, remembering which books were recommended where!
Bybee said…
Drood sounds cool.

That is beautiful cover art for The Piano Teacher.

Lydia Bennet's Story sounds like a fun read.
avisannschild said…
I really want to read both The Piano Teacher and Drood (although it sounds like it might be quite creepy!).
Anonymous said…
I think The Piano Teacher looks good, too.

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