Thursday, January 10, 2008

This Week's New Book Releases: 1/6-1/12

Welcome to the new Loaded Question feature that will provide readers with an week by week updated list of all of the new book releases in a multitude of genres.

We'll list them off, let you know what we're looking forward to and what books we will be featuring in the new future with free giveaways and author interviews.

Here's some of the books you can expect the week of Jan. 6th - 12th.

The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte

This new novel, published by Random House on Jan. 8th is the next offering by the talented author of The Club Dumas, Captain Alatriste, and The Queen of the South. Perez-Reverte's latest novel follows Andrés Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer who is visited one night from an unexpected guest with a deadly motive. Perez-Reverte is an extraordinary author with a real talent.

The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller

Sue Miller, another extraordinary author whose past credits include Lost in the Forest, The World Below and While I Was Gone to name a few, releases her newest book The Senator's Wife this week. Just as she has done before, Miller has written a novel rooted deeply in the lives of complex women. The Senator's Wife takes a look at two marriages, both wrought with trouble and disaster but strong and somehow whole because of dedication and love of two women come to play a key role in each other's lives. Yes it's deep and emotional but it's good. I hope to have a conversation with Sue about this book for Loaded Questions, stay tuned as details become available.

The Deportees and Other Stories by Roddy Doyle

The Deportees is the first book of short stories published by Roddy Doyle, author of titles Paula Spencer and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. That is not to say, however, that some of the stories included in this book may not be familiar to some Doyle fans as they originally appeared in a serialized format for a Dublin newspaper. This collection features some irreverent and entirely meaningful stories all of which deal with immigration and its influence on the Irish couples. Stories are told from the vantage point of an Irish native who meets someone who has come to live in Ireland.

The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy by Robert Leleux

This could well be a very entertaining memoir. Robert Leleux writes about his Texas boyhood and, in particular, the day in which his father left both he and his mother on a horse ranch with his parents in a "white-pillared house" that they can't really afford. Mother, it seems from the cover of the book, might be as crazy as Daddy claims. Robert's childhood is filled with stories of his mother's makeovers, insane plastic surgeries, and a myriad of other inflicted improvement to ensure herself a chance at finding a rich husband. Im a sucker, count me in. I vow to read this book and let you all know how it goes. But I am only doing it for the sake of my readers ... sorta.

Stay tuned for next week's list of new releases. Check this post throughout the week as I reserve the right to add books to this list at will. Did I miss a book of extreme importance? Please let me know, fire off an email to!


Marg said...

I did enjoy While You Were Gone. I really should try another one of her books one day!

kristen said...

Great feature!

Dan Ford said...

both he and his mother

Actually "him and his mother". It's not difficult: just think of how you would say it if "and his mother" weren't there. You wouldn't leave "he", so neither do you leave "he and his mother".

As Mrs Wilcox would have told you, "him and his mother" in this case is the object of the verb "to leave". It's a tragedy that Mrs Wilcox is no longer with us, and that teachers are now as ignorant as their pupils. (They're great on bolstering self-esteem, of course!)

Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

Kelly Hewitt said...

It was Mrs. Hinkle, Dan. I am sure, though, that she would have said the same thing. Thanks for keeping me grammatically sound.



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