Friday Finds hosted by Should Be Reading asks us to share what great books we heard about or discovered in the past week.
My pick this week is a book called The Virgin Cure by Ami Mckay not releasing until Oct 2011 by Knopf Canada but I was way too excited to post about it to wait until then. Have any of you read The Birth House by Ami Mckay? Well it is one fantastic novel that is very well worth reading so needless to say when I saw that Ami McKay had a new one coming out I was very excited. Here’s some info on it from Amazon.ca:
Sold away by her mother, Moth is befriended by a young pickpocket named Torch Boy. He introduces her to the formidable Marm Birnbaum, matron of the leading pickpocketing ring of the Lower East Side. There, under the guidance of a female thief named Kid Glove Lena, Moth is given lessons in survival, loyalty and, surprisingly, the art of melodramatic “blood-and-thunder” theatre.
Moth soon learns that life as one of Marm’s girls is filled with unexpected dangers. After witnessing a violent crime involving a little girl, Moth is taken into the care of Dr. Sadie Fonda, a physician at the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. Moth’s confessions about that night confirm what the young doctor has suspected all along, that there is a dark secret haunting the young women of the city — the myth of the virgin cure.
Determined to expose the myth, Sadie unknowingly puts herself in harm’s way, leaving Moth to travel down a twisted, strange and dangerous path, alone. From a dime museum of anatomical wonders, to a dance hall populated by child prostitutes, to an apothecary shop where a magical pear tree once stood, Moth must rely on the lessons she learns from both Sadie and the streets to make things right.
The Virgin Cure is a tale of secrets and truths, of dark myths and magic of the heart — of one woman’s fight to be heard, and one girl’s desire to be loved.
I’m very excited! Yet I obviously have a very long time until it is published but she’s an amazing writer so I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait. How about you – did you find anything that you’re over the top excited about this week? Leave me your link or share in the comments.
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