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Polygamy has been in the news recently, but it’s also the subject of several recent novels: first The 19th Wife (read my review), then Sister Wife (read my review) and now Effigy by Alissa York. I don’t remember where I first heard of this book, but Gwen’s excellent review at Literary License has made me want to pick it up for sure.
Katherine’s Wish by Linda Lappin is in keeping with two of the books I featured in my Friday Finds post last week: it’s a novel about the writer Katherine Mansfield. I came across this book on Bookopolis. Head over to Sheri’s blog to read a guest post by the author.
I first came across Waiting for the Apocalypse: A Memoir of Faith and Family by Veronica Chater in a Shelf Awareness newsletter (read the review). According to the reviewer, this book is “An evocative and deeply moving memoir of growing up in the grip of religious fanaticism and its effect on faith, identity and one family.”
While looking for an online version of the above review, I came across Herstory: What I Learned in My Bathtub... and More True Stories on Life, Love and Other Inconveniences (edited by Indi Zeleny), a collection to which Chater has contributed as has Diana Spechler, who has been doing the rounds on book blogs recently. With a title like that, I can’t help but be intrigued!