Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Friday!!!




I found these while browsing on Goodreads!



Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs:

Maeve Connolly is tired of being labelled as irresponsible. Yes, she may spend unhealthy amounts of time on Facebook and watch marathon sessions of America's Next Top Model, but Maeve isn't a typical post-college slacker. Determined to change her life and make her own luck, Maeve impulsively decides on a grand adventure - driving cross country to LA. But en route, Maeve's car breaks down and she is stranded in Unknown, Arizona. It is here, alone and in the middle of nowhere, that Maeve finally faces up to the reality of her past. What Maeve has denied acknowledging, even to herself, is that she isn't running from bad luck, but from something much more complicated - something that made her feel as though the world would never turn again, and her heart would always remain closed. What begins as a hilarious and quirky coming-of-age tale soon deepens into a complex portrayal of survivorship and one woman's journey to a new beginning. Funny, irreverent, and moving in equal measure, The Good Luck Girl will leave you smiling through tears.

Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove:

Twenty-something Kate Davis can't seem to get this grieving widow thing right. She's supposed to put on a brave face and get on with her life, right? Instead she's camped out on her living room floor, unwashed, unkempt, and unable to sleep-because her husband Kevin keeps talking to her.

Is she losing her mind?

Kate's attempts to find the source of the voice she hears are both humorous and humiliating, as she turns first to an "eclectically spiritual" counselor, then a shrink with a bad toupee, a mean-spirited exorcist, and finally group therapy. There she meets Jack, the warmhearted, unconventional pastor of a ramshackle church, and at last the voice subsides. But when she stumbles upon a secret Kevin was keeping, Kate's fragile hold on the present threatens to implode under the weight of the past . and Kevin begins to shout.

Will the voice ever stop? Kate must confront her grief to find the grace to go on, in this tender, quirky story about second chances.


What did YOU find today?



8 comments:

itsJUSTme said...

Both those books sound real good!
The first one sounds like a book my daughter would like!

Julie P said...

I own one of these and the other is on my wishlist. I love Goodreads because I can check out the list of my friends and find good books for my TBR list!

Jess said...

These both sound fantastic -- great finds!

Priya Parmar said...

what wonderful covers!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, you're really good at finding books!

These sound fabulous!

Audrey said...

I'm interested in checking both of these titles out - thanks for posting these! You might also enjoy a new one coming out June 18th called, "Minder," about a sixteen year-old girl who gets trapped in a world of psychic espionage. It's going to be the first book in a series and I can't wait for it to be released!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great finds!! love the kitten wearing sunglasses pic too :)

Peaceful Reader said...

I like your finds! Finding great reads on good reads is one of my favorite activities! I'll add both these to my to-read list. Thanks.

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