Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wowbrary Wednesday

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.

The Dovekeepers

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.

Nanjing Requiem

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.


Fauquier County Public Library Staff said...

Alice Hoffman is a favorite of mine. She always incorporates something mystic into her stories.

Jennifer Schultz said...

Oh, interesting! I wonder if this will be strictly historical fiction.