Thursday, December 18, 2014

Meg's Picks: January 2015, part 2

I know lots of folks are in the swing of the holiday season (and there's a big display in the main library chock full of holiday fiction, as well as holiday baking, decorating and crafting books--it's never too late!), but you just might want to take a look at one last goodie I have for you to look forward to reading after New Year's.

A Small Indiscretion, by Jan Ellison. At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in her washed-out hometown for a London winter of drinking to oblivion and yearning for deliverance. Some two decades later, she is married to a good man and settled in San Francisco, with a son and two daughters and a successful career designing artistic interior lights. One June morning, a photograph arrives in her mailbox, igniting an old longing and setting off a chain of events that rock the foundations of her marriage and threaten to overturn her family’s hard-won happiness.
The novel moves back and forth across time between San Francisco in the present and that distant winter in Europe. The two worlds converge and explode when the adult Annie returns to London seeking answers, her indiscretions come to light, and the phone rings with shocking news about her son. Now Annie must fight to save her family by piecing together the mystery of her past—the fateful collision of liberation and abandon and sexual desire that drew an invisible map of her future. 
There's a lot of advance praise for this title, including endorsements from novelists like Emma Donoghue (Room) and Anne Packer (The Dive from Clausen's Pier), so my recommendation is to put your request in now!

Happy reading, and Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Trumbull Library!

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