I've been tardy too long! It's time to vote.
Here's what's been mentioned so far .. and I tossed in another title. Disregarding the length of pages this time .. if the book holds our interest we'll manage, right?
Here's a link to the voting poll which will close automatically on Saturday, May 5: poll.fm/3ohfb
Suggestions for our next read:
***A discovery of witches by Deborah Harkness (paranormal romance/579 pages).
Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.
***The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew (Fiction/294 pages)
On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there--cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father's rages and her mother's benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally. Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents' failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence.
***The Ear. the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer (dystopian - YA/311 pages)
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine, while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
***The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (Historical/Mystery fiction - 514 pages)
The story of Ann Eliza Young's 1875 crusade against polygamy interwines with a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah.
Edited by: RENATA5 at: 4/28/2012 (17:28)
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