BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK
by Caitlin Horrocks
Released on July 30, 2019
A friend of mine lent me this historical fiction on Satie, that looks fascinating.
Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
A “marvelous” (Wall Street Journal), “enthralling” (New York Times Book Review) debut novel about love, family, genius, and the madness of art, circling the life of eccentric composer Erik Satie and La Belle Époque Paris.
Erik Satie begins life with every possible advantage. But after the dual blows of his mother’s early death and his father’s breakdown upend his childhood, Erik and his younger siblings — Louise and Conrad — are scattered. Later, as an ambitious young composer, Erik flings himself into the Parisian art scene, aiming for greatness but achieving only notoriety.
As the years, then decades, pass, he alienates those in his circle as often as he inspires them, lashing out at friends and lovers like Claude Debussy and Suzanne Valadon. Only Louise and Conrad are steadfast allies. Together they strive to maintain their faith in their brother’s talent and hold fast the badly frayed threads of family. But in a journey that will take her from Normandy to Paris to Argentina, Louise is rocked by a severe loss that ultimately forces her into a reckoning with how Erik — obsessed with his art and hungry for fame — will never be the brother she’s wished for.
With her buoyant, vivid reimagination of an iconic artist’s eventful life, Caitlin Horrocks has written a captivating and ceaselessly entertaining novel about the tenacious bonds of family and the costs of greatness, both to ourselves and to those we love.
La Dernière licorne,
by Tobby Rolland
Released in May 2017 in France.
Ebook acquired online
Wow, what news!
As this book is coming out in pocket size,
revealed he actually was Tobby Rolland!!
So this is another book I can read by him
before his next release, great news!!
As you know, I have totally binged on Michel Bussi’s books.
It’s a thriller,
apparently packed with actions and travels.
The Man That Got Away,
by Lynne Truss
US release date: Oct 15, 2019,
by Bloomsbury Publishing
I won this ARC in a giveaway, thanks Bloomsbury!
Quirky cozy mystery.
The previous book is the series (A Shot in the Dark) was compared to the 1955 British black comedy film The Ladykillers, which I really enjoyed.
And I had not even realized the author is the one who wrote Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which was fantastic. I’m really curious to see what she does in the mystery genre.
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
WHAT BOOK(S) DID YOU RECEIVE?
ENJOY your books and your week.
Thanks for coming by my blog.
Nice mailbox! The Vexations appeals to me.
Yes, it should be very good
All of these look good. The cover of The Man That Got Away certainly looks vintage.
I think I might like Eats, Shoots & Leaves too.
Enjoy your week and your reading!
Definitely very different books! I hope her novels are as good as her nonfiction books
Oh, The Vexations sounds good!
Also, I had no idea about Toby Rolland/Michel Bussi? I haven’t read all of his books but I’ll have to add this one to my list!
Bonne lecture! 🙂
I know, sounds like, NOBODY knew about that!!! I couldn’t believe it. I’m also a big fun, I have listened to almost all his books. Did you like my video on him? : https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/11/22/discover-michel-bussi/
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I will watch it!
Let me know
I want to read The Vexations also.
Maybe we could do a swap when I am done?