Happy October! This is the month where things get really interesting for readers with loads of wonderful new releases – just see below.
The Children’s House by Alice Nelson arrived thanks to Penguin. Marina and Jacob live in Harlem with son Ben. One day Marina meets Constance, a refugee from Rwanda and her son Gabriel. They become close and when Constance and Gabriel arrive at Marina’s mother’s house for the holidays, something happens to change all their lives.
Shell by Kristina Olsson is the first book to be published under the Scribner Australia imprint. Many thanks to Simon & Schuster for the copy of this beautiful hardcover. It’s set in 1960s as the Sydney Opera House is being built and Australians oppose the Vietnam War. Pearl is a journalist who has been sent to the women’s pages after attending an anti-war protest. Axel is a glass artist working on the Opera House. As Australia changes, the characters remind us why taking a side matters.
I also bought a copy of Kate Atkinson’s Transcription because I love her historical fiction. It begins in 1940s England, as Juliet begins work in an obscure part of MI5 – monitoring the movements of British Fascist sympathisers. Ten years later, those figures of the past return as a different war is being fought.
If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.
It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date. Click on the pictures to read more about the books.
What I Read Last Week:
Didn’t finish anything…football was on!
What I’m Reading at the Moment:
An October new release, but which one?