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I'm sold on An Appetite of Violets just from your brief description. Yay! Another book to add to my list. :) (I'm going to need two lifetimes just to read all the books on that list.)


I just reserved An Appetite for Violets from the library. Sounds exactly my kind of thing.


I really enjoyed it--it was sort of unusual in the story--but really well done. I guess I have not read so much historical fiction this year and it came around at just the right time! I hope you enjoy it too. I only wish she had more books out--but this is her first.


Always happy to oblige when it comes to sharing good books! :) The US and UK covers are quite different--did you notice that--not sure which I like better. Enjoy (would love to hear what you think of it when you get to it, too)!


Thanks for rescuing me from the spam box! Hopefully this won't go in there too. LOL!

Yes, I saw that the covers were different. I think I like yours better though ours is not terrible. I'll certainly let you know what I think.

SNB is an excellent site. I also liked the sound of Death in Pont-Aven (I've been there) so have treated myself to that. More new books. *cough*


I've read Joan Chase years ago. I wasn't even aware it wnet out of print. I remember liking it.
Well, you've been busy behind the scenes. :)


I have just put An Appetite for Violets on hold at my library; you are right, the covers are very different. I am in Toronto so don't know which version I am seeing on the website.


You've been busy! I'd really like to read the NYRB but I can't get any new ones until I finish the last 3 (or is it 4?) from the subscription last year!


Blasted spam box! I always check there first when I log in so at least you won't languish for long! :) It is always very interesting to see how the same book can have such different covers. I do like the UK cover, but I might like the US version just a tiny bit more. I have noticed that UK publishers like using that sort of drawing for book jackets and crime novels often have a very similar feel to them too. And I thought just US publishers used the same sort of graphics and designs (like endless covers showing just the bodies of women--their heads cut off!). I have to spend more time at SNB--as they are a UK based website I keep finding books I want but aren't yet published here...but thank goodness for free shipping from The Book Depository!


I have been--I was looking at the sidebar of recent posts and there has been a decline of book review posts--and this is the reason why! Now it is back to the books here, though. I had not come across Joan Chase before I got my NYRB subscription edition (yay for that subscription)--I am happy to have discovered her. Have you read any of her other work?


I wonder which version you'll get in Canada. I sometimes see the same one for North America, but then often it seems as though your books are closer to the UK versions. In any case the story is wonderful and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! You'll have to let me know how you get on with it.


Maybe you'll be all caught up by the end of the year and might be tempted to join in next year? I have fallen awfully behind--gee what a surprise. But I am in the midst of a book from a couple of months ago and the last two are quite short--including this last time around a crime novel, so I hope to read those fairly quickly. I have been busy, but it's a good busy!


No, I haven't. I didn't think she wrote that much else.


I looked in my copy of the book and it appears she has written one other novel and a book of short stories--I think those are both OOP, though I should really go look. I'd be especially curious about her short stories.

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