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Last week I received The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst. It's quite an interesting looking book. The synopsis of this book from the author's website reads:

Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest book — a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that befell her family years ago.

On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo, has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo t spoken yearshaven inan estrangement stemming from that day tragicshe drops everything to go to him.

The last chapters of Octavia's novel are layered throughout The Nobodies Album -- the scattered puzzle pieces to her and Milo's dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal, Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close.

Universally praised for her candid explorations of the human psyche, Parkhurst delivers an emotionally gripping and resonant mystery about a mother and her son, and about the possibility that one can never truly know another person.

This is completely different from anything else I've read lately. I'm looking forward to reading it!

7 comments:

Cindy on April 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM said...

Hmm sounds interesting Donna. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

Linda Ellen on April 12, 2010 at 1:24 PM said...

That's an intriguing book.

bermudaonion on April 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM said...

What a horrifying concept! I can't wait to read your review.

avisannschild on April 12, 2010 at 6:58 PM said...

Sounds really interesting, but something weird happened in the book description -- the words are mixed up.

Myckyee on April 12, 2010 at 7:15 PM said...

Thanks for your comments!

I'm glad you noticed that Avis. I think there may have been a problem with the picture and text formatting. I've fixed it (I hope). Thanks!

Staci on April 12, 2010 at 7:19 PM said...

This one does sound very good....hurry read it so we can learn more about it!

Diane on April 12, 2010 at 8:16 PM said...

Oh wow...this does sound like one I would love; lucky you; enjoy!

 

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