I anticipate new books coming out in just the same way that kids anticipate those December holidays; I can’t wait. This reader has features seven intriguing entries, including one by Julia Alavarez, author of Afterlife, in it she talks about her family’s escape from the Dominican Republic. This is followed by a chance to start reading her new novel. The Mountains Sing is about the Viet Nam war. The author brings the children and women to life in this book. Also featured are entries by Jill McCorke, Richard Farrell, Larry Watson, Shruti Swamy and Caroline Leavitt. Each book excerpt is preceded by something that the author has written to introduce it. There is probably at least one title here that each reader will enjoy. Can’t wait for the pub dates.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.