What would you do if you had a chance to see five years into your future? Explore that question, try out new recipes in the kitchen and get a head start on the soon to be BBC drama, Miss Austin, told by Jane Austin’s sister, Cassandra. You will be glued to the edge of your seat with this month’s page-turners.
Singer, renowned chef Alice Waters’s daughter, has written this appetite-stimulating memoir, filled with luscious accounts of food. The 60 friendly recipes use only the finest and freshest of ingredients, and many are simple enough to create yourself. The bond with her mother and food has defined this daughter’s life.
This is the third installment of Thomas Cromwell’s rise and fall during the English Reformation and the reign of Henry VIII. The Mirror & The Light is written in a unique style that is rich with memory and metaphor. This is a worthy conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s trilogy, one of the great achievements of English literature in this century. You’ll be able to watch it on PBS soon.
In Five Years is a story of love and friendship centers on a young woman who plans her life down to the minute until she experiences a one-hour glimpse of her life five years into the future. Nothing she sees in the dream is what she planned, and nothing is the way she expected.
This three-part suicide and murder mystery is a psychological thriller. You Are Not Alone reveals just enough of what is beneath the surface story to keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s about loneliness and the lengths people will go to to be accepted to the “in-crowd”.
Jane Austen’s older sister, Cassandra, is the title character of Miss Austen and is the protector of Jane’s literary legacy. Cassandra is searching for Jane’s lost letters in her duty to locate them and destroy any evidence that might compromise Jane’s reputation. Cassandra finds the letters and re-reads them, remembering the Austens’ wonderful family life. Set to be a BBC drama.
Writers & Lovers is an extraordinary portrait of a young woman artist when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with humor, heart and intelligence, it’s an exploration of the terrifying and exhilarating leap taken between one phase of life and the beginning of another.
After 40 years of marriage and 6 months of silence, a twisting plot reveals the tragic miscommunications of this broken family. The Silent Treatment is a heartbreaking story of love, parenthood, marriage and loss that leaves each person grieving that they had failed.
If you’re searching for more great reads, check out Sandy’s Selections of New Books for more memoirs and fiction to keep you hooked until the last page.
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