November Booksense Picks

Yay!  The November Booksense picks are out and its a great list.  Here are some selections I will be adding to my List

The Ghost at The Table By Suzanne Berne
“Buried family history and years of dysfunction and unhappiness are what await Cynthia when she arrives home for a family Thanksgiving, as she and her sister try to unravel the mysterious circumstances of their mother’s death, along with reconciling with their absent father. Don’t overlook this novelist — she’s an Orange Prize winner and a fantastic storyteller.” –Sherri Gallentine, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Truck: A Love Story – By Michael Perry
“Perry successfully weaves three main stories — restoring a 1950s International Harvester truck with his brother, discovering romance after several failed relationships, and learning the unpredictable art of gardening — into one coherent whole. Humorous without being cynical and heartfelt without being overly sentimental, Perry is my kind of memoir writer.” –Kathleen Garfin, Enchanted Forest Books, Forest City, IA

Before I Go – By Riley Weston
“Madison is a teenager whose life is ice skating. She is on her way to the Olympics when tragedy strikes and she must learn to live her life without skating. Madison finds out just how much she, her family, and friends have given up for her to pursue her dream of skating in the Olympics. You won’t want to put this book down!” –Jennifer Hardacre, The Bookshop, Venice, FL

An Alphabetical Life – By Wendy Werris
“Highlights of Wendy Werris’ bookselling career: running into Hunter S. Thompson in her office, a wild car ride with Fran Liebowitz, dinner with special guest George Harrison, and stalking Kurt Vonnegut in New York City. Read this fast-paced and engaging memoir and get a glimpse of how books have shaped all of our histories.” –Jessilyn Krebs, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI

Rain Village – By Carolyn Turgeon
“Carolyn Turgeon has written a captivating first novel that I read straight through in one sitting. Her unique voice reminded me of Gabriel Garcia Marquez as she weaved the story of a remarkable young woman who finds her future in her friend’s past. Original and beautiful.” –Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC

Death Angel: A Novel – By Martha Powers
“A great psychological thriller that kept me reading into the night. When Kate and Richard Warner’s daughter, Jenny, is kidnapped and murdered, the chief of police is sure that Richard is the rapist and murderer. It’s almost too late when he realizes that he’s wrong. This is one of the best thrillers I’ve read.” –Andra Tracy, Out Word Bound, Indianapolis, IN

The Lay of The Land – By Richard Ford
“Frank Bascombe returns (The Sportswriter and Independence Day featured him in earlier novels) and faces a difficult Thanksgiving day in his fifty-fifth year. Wry, wise, funny, beautifully written and structured, I wanted to reread this as soon as I finished but felt impelled to pass it on to other readers. A masterpiece.” –Mary Muller, Market Block Books, Troy, NY

Blind Submission – By Debra Ginsberg
“This novel is a lively romp through the world of authors and literary agents. At times it’s laugh-out-loud funny, but there’s also an intriguing suspense element. This debut novel is just plain fun.” –Sheryl Cotleur, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

Is anyone familiar with Richard Ford?  I’m tempted to read The Sportswriter.  Anyone have any opinions on his work?


3 Responses to “November Booksense Picks”

  1. The book cover alone on Rain Village is enough for a sucker like me to buy it – just beautiful!

    I know. It LOOKS lovely. Lets hope it’s good.

  2. I didn’t see the latest Book Sense at my library last week. I must go back and see if they have it now. I know you can see those online but I love having the paper version 🙂
    So far Rain Village and Death Angel caught my attention.

    I know you like the paper version, I can’t get it around here…Doesn’t Rain Village have a lovely cover?

  3. I bought a copy of Blind Submission on my way home from work Friday. Seems like it will be a fun read 🙂

    Please let us know how it turns out.

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