K Kawa Caron's Special Assignment

A Listmania! list by K Kawa Caron "Kristen" (Syracuse, NY)
The list author says: "This list was created while I was "on special assignment." It includes new releases and recommendations from friends. It seems that most of them have to do with mothers. Oh mother!"
The Distant Hours: A Novel
1.  The Distant Hours: A Novel by Kate Morton
The list author says:
  "Get this book, like, yesterday.  A story within a story.  Three weird sisters. A dilapidated castle.  A love story.  World War II.  Mother and daughter secrets. So great and unexpected!"
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
2.  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See
The list author says:
  "Absolute. Must. Read. Beautiful.  'Nough said!  Oh, and apparently there is a movie coming out this summer.  Read the book first!"
$11.18   Used & New from: $0.96
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,186 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
3.  The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
The list author says:
  "It's hard enough growing up, but Rachel must deal with heart-ache, tragedy and a bi-racial identity that no one taught her how to maneuver.  The characters and story are compelling.  A good and quick read."
$12.26   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)

Room: A Novel
4.  Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
The list author says:
  "Room.  Wardrobe.  Outer Space.  The 5 year old narrator, Jack, has only ever known the 11x11 shed where he lives with his Ma. Ma was kidnapped and raped repeatedly and continually by Old Nick.  She creates an entire world for her son, which includes math, reading, hygiene, art, sports--everything a typical child would need.  Can they escape?  And if so, how will Jack fair?  Great read!"
$24.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,649 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Incendiary: A Novel (Book Club Readers Edition)
5.  Incendiary: A Novel (Book Club Readers Edition) by Chris Cleave
The list author says:
  "If you want to be depressed and astonished, this book is for you!  A London woman writes an open letter to Osama bin Laden after Al Qaeda blows up a soccer stadium during a match that her son and husband were attending.  Wow!  And yet, the narrator is funny and smart in her observations and her heart-break.  Proceed with caution."
$12.64   Used & New from: $0.01
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I'd Know You Anywhere: A Novel
6.  I'd Know You Anywhere: A Novel by Laura Lippman
The list author says:
  "A letter from death-row forces a mother to relive her past.  The main character is so passive in her own life, but the narrative is really compelling.  Read it!"
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Imperfect Birds: A Novel
7.  Imperfect Birds: A Novel by Anne Lamott
The list author says:
  "A story about a mother struggling with her teenage daughter in terms of attitude, drug use, and impending move to college.  The daughter also struggles with her love of her mother and her desire for independence.  The struggles feel very true to life though I did not like the characterization of the daughter.  If you have been a mother or a daughter, you already know this story."
$13.16   Used & New from: $0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)
8.  A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah E. Harkness
The list author says:
  "A witches' brew of your other favorite stories--The DaVinci Code, Twilight, Harry Potter.  But, it satisfies if you like vampires, witches and daemons."
$22.30   Used & New from: $1.10
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,603 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
9.  Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding
The list author says:
  "Not enough human interest story but meticulously researched.  It shows that the meth epidemic does not exist in a vacuum."
$12.69   Used & New from: $2.47
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
10.  Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
The list author says:
  "Half-Baked Book.  The main character is cartoonish.  Read The Glass Castle instead!"
$10.31   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,202 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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Last updated: 4/15/11
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