Apologies for the late post, normally I do this on Sundays. Been a rough few weeks with class.
Here’s the latest news on upcoming and newly published books!
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult which will be released February 28th!
Summary: Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: His dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara.
With her father’s chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father’s organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision?
Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it’s meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart?
At Left Brain, Turn Right by Anthony Meindl
Summary: 15 Weeks and 25 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Brando, Einstein, and Shakespeare:
The most successful and creative people in the world don’t possess anything different than you. They have no magic formula or special secret. They’ve simply prevented the left hemisphere of their brain – the “logical,” analytical side – from sabotaging their life. Whether you’re a ballerina or banker, accountant or actor, At Left Brain Turn Right shows you how to silence the noise of your left brain, ignite your creative side, and live the life you’ve always imagined. Using relatable no-nonsense stories from his own creative journey, Anthony Meindl guides you from the left brain to the right to realize your own full creative potential.
The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice, out on Valentine’s Day!
Summary: A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer . . . An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . An idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.
And finally, a few books to look forward to later in 2012 and 2013:
- Lisa O’Donnell’s The Death of Bees, two young sisters trying to keep the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents
- French Lessons author Ellen Sussman’s The Paradise Guest House, set in Bali during the aftermath of the 2002 nightclub bombings, a story about love, risk, and facing up to our deepest fears
- A four book series by Lemony Snicket, due out October 23rd.