Books I can't wait to read!

in , by mpartyka, August 22, 2012
I tend to read lighter fare in the summer and transition to dark, meaty novels in the fall.  That said the books listed below intrigue me but I don't know if I will read them.  I struggle reading books about Hitler, war, true horrible life situations from the past.  All important moments in history but my nighttime imagination gets the best of me (nightmares).

I enjoy reading Laura Lippman's suspense novels, LOVED I'd know you Anywhere.  They are out of my comfort zone, freak me out a bit...perfect for a fall weekend.  I can't take too long to read them though!

Have you read any of these books? 
And when she was good:  Heloise considers it a blessing to know how to avoid attention. At home, she's merely a mom and a lobbyist with a good cause and a mediocre track record. But in discreet hotel rooms, she's the woman of your dreams - if you can afford her hourly fee.

For more than a decade, Heloise has believed she is safe. Only now her secret life is under siege. One county over, another so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car, a suicide. Or is it?

And then she learns that her son's father might be released from prison, which is problematic because he doesn't know he has a son. He also doesn't realize that he's serving a life sentence because Heloise betrayed him.

Heloise has to remake her life - again. Disappearing will be the easy part. The trick will be living long enough to start a new life.

Freud's Sister (publish date, Aug 28):  Vienna, 1938: With the Nazis closing in, Sigmund Freud is granted an exit visa and allowed to list the names of people to take with him. He lists his doctor and maids, his dog, and his wife's sister, but not any of his own sisters. The four Freud sisters are shuttled to the TerezĂ­n concentration camp, while their brother lives out his last days in London.
Was Sigmund Freud responsible for the death of his sister in a Nazi concentration camp?

Based on a true story, this searing novel gives haunting voice to Freud's sister Adolfina—“the sweetest and best of my sisters”—a gifted, sensitive woman who was spurned by her mother and never married. A witness to her brother's genius and to the cultural and artistic splendor of Vienna in the early twentieth century, she aspired to a life few women of her time could attain.

From Adolfina's closeness with her brother in childhood, to her love for a fellow student, to her time with Gustav Klimt's sister in a Vienna psychiatric hospital, to her dream of one day living in Venice and having a family, Freud's Sister imagines with astonishing insight and deep feeling the life of a woman lost to the shadows of history.

The Other Woman's House: Discovered on Book'd Out

It's past midnight, but Connie Bowskill can't sleep. To pass the time, she logs on to a real estate website in search of a particular house, one she is obsessed with for reasons she's too scared to even admit to herself. As she clicks through the virtual tour, she comes across a scene from a nightmare: a woman lying facedown on the living room floor in a pool of blood. But when she returns to show her husband, there is no body, no blood—just a perfectly ordinary room. With plot twists that will keep readers up all night, The Other Woman's House is another unforgettable story by a new master of the crime novel.
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