The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Wallace
From Shelf Talker: An exquisite gem of a novel that blends fairytale and real-world emotion in the story of a blind contessa, her lover and her writing machine. Reviews are giving many many stars for the exquisite writing. The cover itself is so poignant, portraying a world the Contessa loses when her sight gradually fades away.
When the Emperor Was Divine
By Julie Otsuka
We lived in Japan for several years and I'll never learn enough about that fascinating culture. But this one is about the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the internment camps in which they were forced to live. A recommendation from several fellow LTers.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letterby Tom Franklin
Not due for release until October by William Morrow publishers, this one caught my eye because of the title--I thought it was a typo at first, then realized it refers to how children in the south are taught to spell Mississippi where the suspense thriller/novel is set! M - I - crooked letter- crooked letter......etc etc.
The Doctor and the Diva
by Adrienne McDonnell
This one leapt off the pages of my daily Shelf Awareness newsletter! How could one not want to read historical fiction about a Harvard educated doctor and his opera singer patient whom he is treating for infertility? From the blurb on the author's web page it sound like this could be quite a love story... or is it an obsession?
Did you see any new books (new releases and/or new to you) to tempt you this week?