Library Loot (August 16 2013)

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

With the grandparents feeling a little under the weather, it wasn’t quite a day for hitting the library. So instead, I did some virtual browsing and borrowed some lovely e-books!

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Case Histories – Kate Atkinson

Not sure why it’s taken me so long to read Atkinson for I’m definitely enjoying this one!

Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night.

Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac’s apparently random attack.

Case three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making – with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband – until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.

Thirty years after the first incident, as private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge . .

The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

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Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard

 

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The Rose Garden – Susanna Kearsley
Having enjoyed The Winter Sea, I wanted to check out another of Kearsley’s books.

“Whatever time we have,” he said, “it will be time enough.”

Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers. There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time.

But Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago. As she begins to question her place in the present, she comes to realize that she too must decide where she really belongs.

From Susanna Kearsley, author of the New York Times bestseller The Winter Sea and a voice acclaimed by fans of Gabaldon, du Maurier, and Niffenegger alike, The Rose Garden is a haunting exploration of love, family, the true meaning of home, and the ties that bind us together

What did you get from your library this week?

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5 thoughts on “Library Loot (August 16 2013)

  1. I’ve been wanting to get to Rothfuss’ novel for ages. I have it on audio, myself, but I loved the heft of the pocketbook. Looks like the kind of summer read that I’d’ve absolutely loved as a teenager, something to truly sink into!

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