The Good House by Ann Leary sounds entertaining and inciteful. It tells the story of a successful woman struggling with addiction "in a town where no secret stays secret for long."
The author, Ann Leary is married to comedian, Denis Leary and her humor seems to be as biting as his. The Times was generous in their praise of The Good House describing the packed plot as brimming with intrigue and small town angst. The Good House sounds like a good read.
The Blue Book by Scottish author, A. L. Kennedy also stood out as an excellent new novel. There are many complicated characters whose lives all intersect and connect, but according to the Times the suspense would be ruined if too many details were divulged.
However, the reviewer felt she would be remiss in failing to mention the very erotic sexual passages, a detail that merits divulging.
Overall, it sounds like a complex read but one worth attempting.
AND... My favorite book this month, The Dinner by Herman Koch received plaudits in the Times for the second time. You can find my blog comments by entering the title in the Search Box at the top of the Sidebar. The link to the New York Times review is below.
DISCLAIMER: The Dinner is not for readers who like an uplifting book with engaging characters and warm and fuzzy storyline. It's definitely the antithesis.
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