Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Release Tuesday #27: February 9, 2016

Hello dear Readers,

This week I'm bringing you two very different books, different genres but books I totally recommend. I enjoyed very much these two reads. Go check them out. I will leave the links with my reviews for both books down below. Liar by Rob Roberge, a Memoir and I'll see you in Paris by Michelle Gable, a Novel.

Thank you Netgalley, Crown Publishing and Thomas Dunne Books for the ARC copies provided in exchange for an honest review.

Liar: A Memoir by Rob Roberge. 

Title: Liar: A Memoir
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Biographies and Memoirs
Author: Rob Roberge
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Language: English
Hardcover: 272 pages
Meet the Author: Rob Roberge
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description

An intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist.

When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life—ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore in San Francisco. But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self-conception really are. 
As Liar twists and turns through Roberge’s life, it turns the familiar story of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll on its head. Darkly funny and brutally frank, it offers a remarkable portrait of a down and out existence cobbled together across the country, from musicians’ crashpads around Boston, to seedy bars popular with sideshow freaks in Florida, to a painful moment of reckoning in the scorched Wonder Valley desert of California. As Roberge struggles to keep addiction and mental illness from destroying the good life he has built in his better moments, he is forced to acknowledge the increasingly blurred line between the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves.

I''ll See You In Paris by Michelle Gable. 

Title: I''ll See You In Paris
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
Author: Michelle Gable
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Language: English
Hardcover: 400 pages
Meet the Author: Michelle Gable
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description

Three women, born generations apart.

One mysterious book that threads their lives together.

A journey of love, discovery, and truth…

I’ll See You in Paris is based on the real life of Gladys Spencer-Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, a woman whose life was so rich and storied it could fill several books. Nearly a century after Gladys’s heyday, a young woman’s quest to understand the legendary Duchess takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, to a dilapidated manse kept behind barbed wire, and ultimately to Paris, where answers will be found at last. In the end, she not only solves the riddle of the Duchess, but uncovers the missing pieces in her own life.
At once a great love story and literary mystery, I’ll See You in Paris will entertain and delight, with an unexpected ending that will leave readers satisfied and eager for Gable’s next novel.


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