Yay! The recent Wowbrary edition yielded several goodies that I just had to add to my ever-growing requests list.
(Note: Wowbrary Wednesday features adult fiction and nonfiction.)
The Maid: A Novel of Joan of Arc
This debut novel has already earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
I've never read anything by Alice Hoffman, but I've heard *of* her, and I know she's quite popular. This forthcoming novel is set in ancient Israel; not a period often explored in historical fiction, so I'm intrigued.
From the subject matter and review excerpts, I know that this will not be an easy read. It's receiving excellent reviews, including starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal.
I've read several Sharon Kay Penman novels, so I know that she writes grand epics. This clocks in at 608 pages; since I'm sure this will receive more holds requests once the publication date draws closer, I'll need to get through this quickly!
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings
I'm kind of over the whole Tudor phenomenon, but since this is a look at the sister of Anne Boleyn written by a terrific historian, I'm looking forward to reading this. Will probably be another popular request!
Our September children's/YA orders are in the catalog! Look for a highlights post later this week.