Monday, December 7, 2009

Tuesday Tomorrow

Muse and Reverie by Charles De Lint
Published by: Tor Books
Publication Date: December 8th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 352 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Muse and Reverie is an all-new collection of short fiction in Charles De Lint’s “Newford” universe—the fifth such collection since 1993, and the first since 2002. Previous collections are Dreams Underfoot, The Ivory and the Horn, the World Fantasy Award-winning Memory and Dream, and Tapping the Dream Tree.

The city of Newford could be any city in North America, bursting with music, commerce, art, love and hate, and of course magic. Magic in the sidewalk cracks, myth at the foundations of its great buildings, enchantment in the spaces between its people. In this new collection, De Lint explores that magic and those spaces, shedding new light on the people and places that readers of novels like Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and The Mystery of Grace have come to love."

A new Charles De Lint short story collection... what could possibly make it better? One of the best covers by John Jude Palancar ever! It's just so beautiful and conveys a kind of magic that is winter... if only the blizzard that is bearing down on the Midwest was this beautiful. Also it was at my bookstore early... so I already have it in my hands!

La's Orchestra Saves the World: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
Published by: Pantheon
Publication Date: December 8th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 304 Pages
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The official patter:
"From the best-selling author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a delightful and moving story that celebrates the healing powers of friendship and music.

It is 1939. Lavender—La to her friends—decides to flee London, not only to avoid German bombs but also to escape the memories of her shattered marriage. The peace and solitude of the small town she settles in are therapeutic . . . at least at first. As the war drags on, La is in need of some diversion and wants to boost the town's morale, so she organizes an amateur orchestra, drawing musicians from the village and the local RAF base. Among the strays she corrals is Feliks, a shy, proper Polish refugee who becomes her prized recruit—and the object of feelings she thought she'd put away forever.

Does La's orchestra save the world? The people who come to hear it think so. But what will become of it after the war is over? And what will become of La herself? And of La's heart?

With his all-embracing empathy and his gentle sense of humor, Alexander McCall Smith makes of La's life—and love—a tale to enjoy and cherish."

New Alexander McCall Smith. I know it's not to one of his more "successful series," in fact being a stand alone, but this man is a great writer and I think everyone should check it out. Plus, being a stand alone, you don't need to have read any of his previous works. Sometimes it's nice reading a book that isn't part of a series, because don't you occasionally get the feeling that you should have swotted up and studied a bit before reading it if it's part of a long standing series?

Fallen by Lauren Kate
Published by: Delecort Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 8th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 464 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story."

I've been waiting for this book for awhile. Besides and awesome cover this looks to be a great read! So go on treat youself. Go on... go on go on go on go on go on as Mrs. Doyle would say.


You already have Muse and Reverie?!?!? You're so lucky! I asked for it for Christmas and I'm sure I'll get it, but I really don't want to wait thst long. Guess I'll have to! Enjoy it!

The bookstore near me tends to stock some books early so I got that and Fallen tonight thanks to a gift card for St Nick's.

I am very excited about this Alexander Mccall Smith! :-)

I've just added Fallen to my wishlist!

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