It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a chance for all to share what they accomplished reading wise
last week and what your reading plans are for the upcoming week. Join in with Sheila at Book Journey
so we can see what you are up to!
I just got a nook a couple of weeks ago as an anniversary gift from my husband and I am so excited to start using it. BUT, I still have three books checked out from the library that are bordering on overdue so that is where my attention will be focused this week.
First up, Faith by Jennifer Haigh:
It is the spring of 2002 and a perfect storm has hit Boston. Across the city’s archdiocese, trusted priests have been accused of the worst possible betrayal of the souls in their care. In Faith, Jennifer Haigh explores the fallout for one devout family, the McGanns.
Estranged for years from her difficult and demanding relatives, Sheila McGann has remained close to her older brother Art, the popular, dynamic pastor of a large suburban parish. When Art finds himself at the center of a maelstrom, Sheila returns to Boston, ready to fight for him and his reputation. What she discovers is more complicated than she imagined.
Her strict, lace-curtain-Irish mother is living in a state of angry denial. Sheila’s younger brother Mike, to her horror, has already convicted his brother in his heart. But most disturbing of all is Art himself, who persistently dodges Sheila’s questions and refuses to defend himself.
As the scandal forces long-buried secrets to surface, Faith explores the corrosive consequences of one family’s history of silence-and the resilience its members ultimately find in forgiveness.
Then, if I can stay out of the lake long enough during this super hot and humid week I will also start The Headhunter’s Daughter by Tamara Myers:
In 1945, an infant left inadvertently to die in the jungles of the Belgian Congo is discovered by a young Bashilele tribesman on a mission to claim the head of an enemy. Recognized as human-despite her pale white skin and strange blue eyes-the baby is brought into the tribe and raised as its own. Thirteen years later, the girl-now called “Ugly Eyes”-will find herself at the center of a controversy that will rock two separate societies.
Young missionary Amanda Brown hears the incredible stories of a white girl living among the Bashilele headhunters. In the company of the local police chief, Captain Pierre Jardin, and with the witch hunter’s wife, the quick-witted Cripple, along as translator, Amanda heads into the wild hoping to bring the lost girl back to “civilization.” But Ugly Eyes no longer belongs in their world-and the secrets surrounding her birth and disappearance are playing them all in far graver peril than anyone imagined.
So, that’s my week in a nutshell. Now I’m off to see yours!