This year has sped by and I have started thinking about 2014, and I am pleased to announce that I have found my first set of things to look forward to. Of course, I had to settle the book situation, now I can think about what else may happen!
There are definitely many more books coming out that I would like to read, but these are at the top of my list. Picoult and Alexandra are my top two favourite living authors and Lynch is a new favourite…
Jodi Picoult’s 23rd book Leaving Time will be out in late 2014. On her website, Picoult provides a synopsis:
“Ten years ago, Alice Metcalf was a researcher studying the reaction of elephants to grief – they are one of the few animals species that recognize and mourn for their dead, as humans do. Along with her husband, Thomas, she ran an elephant sanctuary – until one tragic night, an animal caretaker died in an accident and Alice disappeared, leaving behind only one witness: her three year old daughter, Jenna. Now, ten years later, Jenna is determined to find her mother – whom she believes would never leave her behind willingly.“
She also provides some information about her research trip to Africa earlier this year and an excerpt.
Belinda Alexandra will be releasing Sapphire Skies around April 2014:
“This is the story of Katya Makarova, downed from France and in danger of capture by German soldiers. Saved by a Frenchman, the two lovers try to find each other again after the war through a maze of Soviet red tape, lies and deception.”
Her last book, Golden Earrings, was another tremendously, heart-warming, heart-wrenching, epic story by a master storyteller. It was released two years ago this month. Her website provides synopses of her previous five books, they are all worth a read.
I am also eagerly awaiting Sarah-Kate Lynch’s next novel, Heavenly Hirani’s School of Laughing Yoga. All I know is that she wrote it by accident, between planning another novel and leaving for the research trip (to France!) and that it is set in Mumbai. She has warned that previous stories took several drafts and that she has only just finished one, but I am excited none-the-less. In the meantime you can find my review of her most recent book, The Wedding Bees. Find out more on her blog.
What are you eagerly anticipating next year?