Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
The Mannequin Makers by Craig Cliff
Why I have it: Spotted at A Life in Books.
Summary: Inspired by a travelling Vaudeville company, window dresser Colton Kemp decides to raise his children to be living mannequins.
I’m thinking: No – a little too gothic for my liking.
Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena
Why I have it: Spotted at Madame Bibi.
Summary: The effects of Soviet rule on a single individual. A woman denied her professional calling. A troubled mother-daughter relationship.
I’m thinking: Yes.
The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
Why I have it: Was included on this list.
Summary: A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. A suitor visits but he has an assassin on his tail.
I’m thinking: Maybe – is it going to get all mythological on me?