Friday Finds: March 18, 2016

“Friday Finds” is a weekly meme hosted by adailyrhythm, which showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in bookstore, or in the library – wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).


Hello Friday!

While browsing on TBD, I found these precious in bargain shop section. I’m a big fan of ROOM (I just watched the movie. I haven’t read the book. Haha! But I promise to read it soon).

 

frog-music-9781447249764

Title: Frog Music

Author: Emma Donoghue

ISBN: 9781447249764 

Pages: 435 

 

Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.

The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny’s murderer to justice–if he doesn’t track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It’s the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts.

 

9781447209508

Title: Astray

Author: Emma Donoghue

ISBN: 9781447209508

Pages: 288

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.

With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

So, that’s it! xoxo

 

Happy reading!

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