Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Finds

This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

Hot House Flower and the 9 Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin
Literary/General Fiction
Pantheon (June 16, 2009)
288 pages

From Amazon:
Debut novelist Margot Berwin gives her fecund imagination free play in this lush and steamy summer read. Recently divorced and craving a blank slate, 30-something advertising copywriter Lila Nova moves into a new studio apartment “with absolutely no character” on Union Square. Lila, the sort of contemporary heroine given to amusing self-deflating wisecracks, is not, however, destined to inhabit a clean, white box for long. Within a few chapters, packed with romantic betrayal, plant lore and a couple of visits to a surreal Laundromat in the East Village, she’s on her way to “high adventure” in the Yucatan rain forest, where she’ll encounter ancient magic, poisonous creatures, a murderous exotic plant dealer, and, yes, true love. A wildly inventive novel as vivid and colorful as a jungle flower.
I heard about this one a couple of weeks back - I tried to get an ARC of it but they gave me something else instead.


Sassy Brit said...

Hi! :)

You have an award to pick up!


Have a great day,

Take care,


Sassy Brit said...

Oooh I was so excited to award you the award, I forgot to mention my Friday Find!

Here it is:



Crystal said...

This sounds really good - I'll have to add it to my list. My Friday Finds can be found here.

Lisa said...

This one sounds really good - I love finding debut authors! Great find!

Marie said...

Beautiful cover! Looks like fun :-)

Ladybug said...

Sounds like a great book, when I first saw the cover I was convinced that it was a book about flowers :)

Diane said...

I've been eying Hot House Flowers; like the cover.

Mary said...

This is the first I've heard of this book. Thanks!