Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
Why I have it: Spotted in Katy’s #6Degrees chain.
Summary: Memory is in a maximum security prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, convicted of the murder of her adopted father. Her lawyer insists she writes down what happened – but was it all as she remembers?
I’m thinking: Yes.
Disaster Falls by Stéphane Gerson
Why I have it: I was intrigued by this NYT review.
Summary: On a rafting trip down Utah’s Green River, Stéphane Gerson’s eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned in a spot known as Disaster Falls. The book chronicles the aftermath of that day as the family come to terms with their post-Owen worlds.
“…losing a child is a hole without end, beyond the map of human experience.”
I’m thinking: Yes, but not now – I’ve read so much about grief lately and this would break me.
Mount! by Jilly Cooper
Why I have it: It’s Jilly…
Summary: Does it matter?
“Rupert Black had no income and fewer principles…”
I’m thinking: Yes. Because Jilly. And because any book that has a 20+ page character list, of which over half are ‘The Animals’, and of which sub-categories include ‘Rupert Campbell-Black’s Horses in Training’; ‘Horses in Rupert Campbell-Black’s Stud’; ‘Isa Lovell and Cosmo Rannaldini’s Horses in Training’; and ‘Other Horses Include’ deserves to be read because of the sheer ludicrousness.