Two great upcoming novels: Flight Behavior; The Secret Keeper

How was your summer reading? Did you find some new great titles?

What titles are you expecting for this Fall?

Two of my favorite writers have an upcoming novel coming out in the next few months, and I’m fortunate enough to have already read one, and just started the other!

It is too early to share my review with you, but I can promise you this is good, very good stuff!

Here are the 2 books:

Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite writers, and I have read everything she published, including her essays. This new book, Flight Behavior, is excellent, with her usual very fluent style that grabs and does not even give you the feeling you are reading!

Here is the Goodreads synopsis:

Set in a small town in Tennessee, about a young woman who happens upon a forested valley filled with silent red fire, and whose attempt to share the wonder and find an explanation throws her into a spiraling confrontation with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.
Hardcover, 448 pages

Expected publication date : November 6th 2012 by HarperCollins
Come back on October 29 for my review!

I just discovered, with delight, Kate Morton last year, with The Forgotten Garden. Next November, I’m organizing a read-along of The House at Riverton. I will still need to read The Distant Hours, but I just started her upcoming novel, The Secret Keeper, and of course it is VERY good!

Here is the Goodreads synopsis:

1959 England. Laurel Nicolson is sixteen years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths some people go to fulfill them, and the strange consequences they sometimes have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers and schemers, play-acting and deception told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

Hardcover, 480 pages
Expected publication date: October 9th 2012 by Atria
Come back on October 1 for my review!

10 thoughts on “Two great upcoming novels: Flight Behavior; The Secret Keeper

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