Sunday, January 10, 2010

Books to Read

The last few days, I've read a few really good books, and these books were the type of books where you can't stop. You read it non-stop. Making dinner it's still in your hand, a book you even take to the washroom with you. Those books are...

No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay.
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Archer woke up one morning to discover her entire family had disappeared. No note. No clues. Nothing and no one to tell her where they went, what happened to them, whether they are alive or dead.
Twenty-five years later, Cynthia and Terry Archer still live in Milford, Connecticut, not far from the house from which her family vanished. They have a solid marriage and a young daughter of their own, but the questions remain. What happened to Cynthias family? Why did they disappear? How could they have left her behind? Cynthia thought there was nothing worse than not knowing the truth. But she was wrong. Knowing is going to be a lot worse
From critically acclaimed author Linwood Barclay comes a new thriller that shocks at every turn and strikes to the core of our most primal fear. What if everything you knew was a lie? What if you woke one day to find your life and those you loved had disappeared

As well as Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye.
Summary: This is a dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a typical Canadian teenager until the day she witnesses the Tiananmen massacre on television. Horrified, she sets out to explore her Chinese ancestry, only to discover that she was one of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, strictly enforced by the Communist government. But Grace was one of the lucky ones, adopted as a baby by a loving Canadian couple.

With the encouragement of her adoptive parents, she studies Chinese and travels back to China in search of her birth mother. She manages to locate the village where she was born, but at first no one is willing to help her. However, Grace never gives up and, finally, she is reunited with her birth mother, discovering through this emotional bond the truth of what happened to her almost twenty years before.

So if you have the chance, I hope you can pick up one of these books for your next read.

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