Sample Saturday – three recommendations from Kim

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.

This week, all three come from Reading Matters 20 Books of Summer reviews.

The Thing About December by Donal Ryan

Summary: While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns.

I’m thinking: Yes.

Soldier Sailor by Claire Kilroy

Summary:  A new mother smiles at her baby, Sailor, while mentally composing her own suicide note. An old friend makes a welcome return, but can he really offer a lifeline to the woman she used to be?

I’m thinking: Maybe.

The Search Warrant by Patrick Modiano

Summary: In 1988, while researching documents dating back to the Occupation, Modiano chanced upon an old notice in the Paris Soir, 1941, placed there by the parents of a young Jewish girl who had escaped from the convent that was hiding her during this period. Fascinated, he investigates her fate, and what he discovers becomes a meditation on the immense losses of the period—lost people, lost stories, and lost history.

I’m thinking: Yes.

3 responses

  1. Thanks for the shout out! These are all superlative reads, but I reckon you’d like Soldier, Sailor as long as you read it when you’re in the mood for something fast paced and intense. The blurb here doesn’t really do it justice…

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