6.7.09

Dot Scribbles Suggests...

I am always coming across new books that I would like to read and I have decided to start sharing them here with you on Dot Scribbles! These are the four that have caught my eye recently and they're all out this month so not too long to wait!

The Wake by Jeremy Page, published by Penguin on 30 July 2009

A field, a perfect morning, a family destroyed in a single moment.

Every night before he cuts the engine and lets the boat drift, Guy writes the diary of the man he should have been- of a husband with his wife and their young daughter; of a new family that may not have been perfect, but who were, at least, together. And every morning, as he's rocked in his berth by the waves all around, he wakes to the memory of that fateful day and the knowledge that things can never be the same.

Embarking on a moving and eventful journey from the calm estuaries of East Anglia to the southern states of America and the storm-filled waters of the North Sea, Guy meets Marta and her daughter Rhona who are on a life-affirming journey of their own...

The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton by Catherine Alliott published by Penguin on 9th July, 2009

I'm really excited about this book having only just read my first Catherine Alliott book, here's the idea behind this one:

Evie Hamilton has a secret. One she doesn't even know about. Yet...
She's blissfully unaware that her charmed and happy life is about to be turned upside down. And it all begins one sunny, Oxford morning when a letter- a ticking time bomb- lands on Evie's immaculate doormat. Something she never anticipated threatens to sabotage all that she holds dear. It's time for her to reappraise everything in her carefully arranged universe.
Is Evie string enough to fight for what she loves? What will be left and what will change forever? And can her world really be as fragile as her best china?

When Good Friends Go Bad by Ellie Campbell, published by Arrow on 30th July 2009.

All through school tomboy Jen, snobby Georgina, hippy Meg and gentle Rowan were inseparable. But when a childish prank turned bad their friendship was torn apart.
Twelve years later Rowan organised a reunion dinner and all did not go well. Rowan never appeared; Georgina's shocking secret was revealed; Meg behaved outrageously; and Jen finally decided it was time to move on. And that's just what she did for the following ten years...
Until now, when in the midst of her divorce Jen receives a desperate call from Meg. On a personal mission to track down Rowan, Meg manages to convince Georgina and Jen to put aside their differences and help her. But none of them even begin to imagine the extent to which their loyalties will be tested as their past finally catches up with them.


Temples of Delight by Barbara Trapido, published by Bloomsbury on 20th July, 2009.

Jem is a joyful mystery to Alice. She is something to give thanks for. And when she disappears from Alice's life, as suddenly as she entered it, a whirl of glamour, subversion and literary references, Alice is left bereft. But then she meets Giovanni, presumptuous and hectoring, passionate and beautiful, who leads her back to her childhood friend and the mystery and chaos still surrounding her. Alice find herself being seduced all over again...

I love the front cover for this book and I think that the character of Giovanni sounds extremely interesting!! Have you heard anything about any of these books?

8 comments:

bookalicious said...

Great books! Personally, I'm also veeeeery excited about The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton - I've been wanting to read it ever since I saw a poster of it at the Frankfurt Book Fair last year, but I've been waiting for the paperback. Hope to receive it soon, but it sounds intriguing and the cover's gorgeous!

claire said...

Ooh I love the covers on the first and last one. Both so pretty, in different ways.

Dot said...

bookalicious- it does sound intriguing, I'm going to get a copy as soon as I can!

Claire- the covers are lovely aren't they, I'm really looking forward to reading all of these books!

Paperback Reader said...

I read something about The Wake recently and I'm also looking forward to that one; here's hoping we enjoy it.

Dot said...

Paperback Reader- it sounds really good doesn't it, there seems to be a lot of interesting books coming out soon!

Jess said...

Dot -- this is the first I am hearing about any of these books. They all sound fantastic!

verity said...

Temples of delight is quite old; I'm a big fan of Barbara Trapido (the one about the travelling hornplayer is just brilliant). Bizarrely I thought I'd read all of her books until I came across this one earlier this year - it's on my to-be-read pile.

Dot said...

Verity- sorry for the late reply, I've not been too well! Thanks for visiting my blog, I just popped over to yours and it is lovely!

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