Borders recently announced that is was closing many of its stores in the coming months. We don't have a Borders here in Arkansas, but the store around the corner from my folks' house in Oklahoma is closing at the end of March. My mom asked me the other day if I needed any books? Really, Mom, what a question!! Need books -- I never need books -- but I want them like I want chocolate, or donuts, or a shopping spree to Target-- it's a addiction that will never be satisfied, and the more I buy the more I want!
Since I am such an obedient daughter, I couldn't deny her request, so I sent her a list of a dozen titles that I have wanted to read and asked to to pick a few and surprise me.
This is what she brought to me this weekend:
Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste
An epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopia’s revolution.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Summary by B&N:
The heroine, Angel, is a young woman who was sold into prostitution as a child. Michael Hosea is a godly man sent into Angel’s life to draw her into the Savior’s redeeming love.
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
From the Washington Post:
...a magnificent tale of love, loss, betrayal and redemption…Characters appear like an endless stacking nest of Matryoshka dolls, one more fascinating and intriguing than the next…The complex story is multi-layered and labyrinthine so that the reader, just like these characters, does not know whom to believe or distrust…Toward the end, with many unanswered questions swirling, the author lets the truth ebb and flow until a final riptide of revelations leaves the reader profoundly moved.
Thank you Mom for my treat! At least they don't have any calories!