I'm knee deep in meaty, thick novels from authors that I love. What's a girl to do when you can't seem to finish a book a month? Well, I guess I'm in for a long fall. I guess that's okay, though because time will be spent with some of favorite authors.
On the top of my "chunkster" reading list is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. This early copy came addressed to me at the bookstore I work at. I gasped. It was a delightful way to come into work.
The new novel from the
During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy.
Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined.
explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told—in Morton’s signature style—against a backdrop of events that changed the world. and internationally bestselling author of is a spellbinding mix of mystery, thievery, murder, and enduring love.
I can not tell you how excited I am to read this. It came completely as a surprise to me that she even HAD a new book coming out. I was so diligent about checking her website and then I don't for a few months and POOF! new book.
Other chunkster, meaty reads that I'm excited for include (and are already out):
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
I will definitely be falling hard into fiction this fall. Wish me luck!
All I can say is that my bookclubs better pick some light reads or else I'm done for. Once I get over the monstrous weight of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. ugh.
What are you all excited for this fall?