Monday, June 15, 2009

Oprah's book club: 11 unputdownable mysteries

Oprah's book club is touting "11 unputdownable mysteries." One title on the list:
Yes, My Darling Daughter
by Margaret Leroy
352 pages; Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Margaret Leroy's eerily lovely novel Yes, My Darling Daughter (Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is one of those rare books you'll sit with till your bones ache. The mystery of why 4-year-old Sylvie longs to return to a house she has never seen, a family she cannot have known, takes this peculiar child, her anxious single mother, and a romantically scruffy psychologist onto the windswept beaches of a tiny coastal Irish village—a setting as enchantingly perilous as childhood itself. — Cathleen Medwick
Read about another Oprah pick.

Mystery maven Linda L. Richards shares a few reflections on the mysterious 11 at The Rap Sheet.

The Page 69 Test: Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret Leroy.

--Marshal Zeringue