On What Cathy Read Next last week
Monday – I shared My Five Favourite July Reads.
Tuesday – My take on this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Books in the Cities – ten books set in cities you might want to visit. I also shared my review of thriller The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne, one of the books on my list for the 20 Books of Summer 2022 Reading Challenge.
Wednesday – WWW Wednesday is my weekly opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next… and to take a peek at what others are reading.
Thursday – I shared my review of Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.
Friday – I published my review of historical crime mystery, The Lost Diary of Samuel Pepys by Jack Jewers.
Saturday – The first Saturday of the month means it’s time for the 6 Degrees of Separation meme.
At the Breakfast Table by Defne Suman (eARC, Head of Zeus via NetGalley)
Prinkipo Island, Turkey, 2017. In the glow of a late summer morning, family gather for the 100th birthday of the famous artist Sirin Saka. It ought to be a time of fond reminiscence, looking back on a long and fruitful artistic career, on memories spanning almost a century, and of an era when imperial forces fought over her homeland.
But the deep past is something Sirin has spent a lifetime trying to conceal. Her grandchildren, Nur and Fikret, and great grandchild, Selin, do not know what Sirin is hiding, though they are intimately aware of the secret’s psychological consequences. The siblings invite family friend and investigative journalist Burak along to interview Sirin for his weekly column in celebration of her 100th year. They hope he will help unravel the family secrets and persuade her to talk. Sirin’s life-long servant Sadik, is determined to do all he can to protect the artist.
Eventually Sirin begins to express her pain the only way she knows how. She paints the story onto her dining room wall, revealing a history wiped from public consciousness and the cause of her family’s anguish that has sat, ruinous, in their subconscious for generations.
On What Cathy Read Next this week
- Blog Tour/Book Review: The Shimmer on the Water by Marina McCarron
- Book Review: Learwife by J R Thorp
- Book Review: The Bone Road by N. E. Solomons