Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link to it via the plugin on the host's page. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries! This week is hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader.
Only one title for Library loot owing to the fact that a)I haven't been near the bricks and mortar library in the past week b) I have won landslide of books in a couple of competitions c) trying to keep my reading manageable while I attempt to write some fiction.
This week I went out on a limb to try something a little different. I offer you The Diamond Anchor by Jennifer Mills. Jennifer resides in my old home town of Alice Springs. I had the pleasure of hearing her read excerpts from her poetry chap book Treading Earth (and got it signed).
This was Jennifer's first book, she's just about to release Gone, her second book and from reading her twitter feed she's currently crafting book three.
I know very little about the Diamond Anchor other than what is written in the blurb below:
An unexpected letter from her childhood friend Grace forces May to relive their extraordinary past and confront the events that drove them apart fifty years earlier.
May's father won the Diamond Anchor, a dilapidated pub perched on the ocean's edge, in a game of cards - a gamble which positioned her at the heart of the close-knit community for seventy years, and gave her custody of its stories.
Now, trying to maintain a careful balance between the demands of the collapsing building and her own solitary life, May must decide whether to reach out to Grace, whose health is fading, or let her go.
With all the humour and storytelling of small-town life, The Diamond Anchor is a brilliant tale of the places and relationships that define us.
If her writing sounds of interest to you, check out her blog .