Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Book Club Selection

The winner of a copy of Mrs. Poe is Brittin!   Congratulations!

I don't know about you but I really enjoyed the last book?  The Aviator's Wife was such a good read and I feel like I learned so much.  It's no secret that I love historical fiction so I was excited to find this next book.

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is all the rage—the success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband’s cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poe’s writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presence— and the surprising revelation that he admires her work. 

What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair . . . and with each clandestine encounter, Frances finds herself falling slowly and inexorably under the spell of her mysterious, complicated lover. But when Edgar’s frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe’s tales. And like those gothic heroines whose fates are forever sealed, Frances begins to fear that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself. . . .

Enter to win a copy of Mrs. Poe by Sunday at Midnight!  A Winner will be chosen on Monday morning.  Open to US residents only.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fall Reading List

The leaves are turning and my fundraising drive at school is about to come to a close for a few months.  That means more time for the things that I want to do and I want to read!

Here are the books I'm hoping to read in the next 11 weeks.  What is on your winter reading list?

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

Sisterland: A Novel

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery