I returned a bunch of books at the library today, including one unread: Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo. I think I will try picking it up again some other time, but I had spied a number of lackluster responses to it and the first couple of pages weren’t grabbing me.
So, here is the new loot:
The Alibi Club by Francine Mathews – As the giant swatsika and the tiny Eiffel tower on the cover indicate, this thriller involves Nazis and is set in Paris.
The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker by Tim Gallagher – this is the true story about how a bird once thought extinct had its existence finally proven in the swamps of the Mississippi Delta.
Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse by Win Blevins – While looking for this book in my library, I found out my library has a separate section for Westerns. Anyway, Crazy Horse is the man who led the victory over General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Tumbling by Diane McKinney-Whetstone – I had gone to the library specifically to get the first three books of my loot and then I let browsing and serendipity lead to my fourth choice. This is about a young African-American couple starting out their life in 1940’s Philadelphia.