Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Library Loot ~ August 7-13

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale ~ by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, illustrated by Barry Moser, 2011, children's chapter book
A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unliikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.
Island Girls ~ by Nancy Thayer, 2013, fiction
Charming ladies’ man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve:  His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages — that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house.  Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings.  Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn’t been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment.  College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague.  And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters’ acceptance.  To their surprise, the three young women find their newfound sisterhood easier to trust than the men who show up to complicate their lives.  And if that weren’t problematic enough, their mothers descend on the island.  When yet another visitor drops by the house with shocking news, the past comes screaming back with a vengeance.  Having all the women from his life under his seaside roof — and overseeing the subsequent drama of that perfect storm — Rory Randall might just be enjoying a hearty laugh from above.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire @ The Captive Reader and Marg @ The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages us to share titles of books we’ve checked out of the library.  Add your link any time during the week, and see what others got this week.


Linda said...

I need to pick up some of Thayer's books. Enjoy your loot!

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

I've noticed Thayer's books in my library's ebook catalogue but haven't tried any of them for myself, yet. They sound like perfect summer reading. Enjoy your loot!