To Order Click On the Amazon Search Box

There's so much hype about new books debuting this Fall. Soon there will be hype about books debuting this December..and so it goes in the book world...Hype and more hype. I need a break..So here's a suggestion for a quiet read, released with no fanfare and a recipient of decent reviews.

A blog reader highly recommended TIGERS IN RED WEATHER by Liza Klaussmann. It's classified as a mystery, but it's much more. The time is 1946 to 1964 and the story is told from five points of view.

Basically TIGERS IN RED WEATHER focuses on the lives of two women, both slightly dysfunctional..and there are secrets! The characters are complex and the storyline provocative. The reader is snapped back in time.

TIGERS IN RED WEATHER reminded me of a Great Gatsby kind of read. If you like  drinking, boating, historical settings, and lives of the rich and famous...this book is for you. And yes, it's well written and has a great storyline. Frivolous Read or Book Group Worthy? It hovers between the two...

                                 Who Is This Author? 

This is a first novel for Liza Klaussmann. She worked for the New York Times as a jounalist for over a decade. Klaussmann lives in London where she recently completed with distinction an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway.
She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Herman Melville.


  1. I really enjoyed this one. People seem to either really love this or completely hate it. I did appreciate the Gatsby allusions, but felt the story could have been a bit tighter. Check out my review if you get the chance.


  2. THANKYOU for your comment. I totally agree with your review.This book created all sorts of opinions as you said. I love anything that reminds me of the Gatsby era so I knew It would appeal to me. As they say, you can't judge a book by it's cover!