Books I can’t wait to read!

in , by mpartyka, January 24, 2013
There are so many bookstores in England, they are everywhere!  Possibly a bookstore for every three coffee shops in Oxford.  It was amazing to have time to browse, walking from store to store.  The buildings are old, filled with steps, and often the best treasures are found on the sixth floor in the back where the ceiling is at a slant.

Here are a few books that are new to me, I can't wait to read them:

The Hungry Ghosts (April 2013): In Buddhist myth, the dead may be reborn as "hungry ghosts"—spirits with stomach so large they can never be full—if they have desired too much during their lives. It is the duty of the living relatives to free those doomed to this fate by doing kind deeds and creating good karma. In Shyam Selvadurai’s sweeping new novel, his first in more than a decade, he creates an unforgettable ghost, a powerful Sri Lankan matriarch whose wily ways, insatiable longing for land, houses, money and control, and tragic blindness to the human needs of those around her parallels the volatile political situation of her war-torn country.

The Madman’s Daughter: Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.

The Man who Forgot his Wife: A man wakes up on a train and has no idea who he is. Initially no one wants to help him until a good samaritan points out the nearest hospital a few blocks away. Vaughan finally learns who he is, he is amazed to find out he has a two children and is in the final stages of a brutal divorce.

Have you read any of these titles? Do you have any book recommendations to share?
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