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message 1: by Molly (last edited Sep 10, 2010 06:11PM) (new)

Molly | 270 comments Time to nominate books for November!!! Jenny has selected PLOTS & INTRIGUE for our theme. Feel free to suggest themes for her future selections in the ongoing Theme thread here in the Nominations folder. Jenny will pick from them each month and surprise us with her choices.

Please provide all of the following in a comment below:

-The title
-The author
-Brief description of the book


**If you nominate a book it is assumed that you are willing to lead the discussion, which is easy and painless - we promise!**

One nomination per person please. Thank you!

You have a week to nominate. Nominations will be accepted through midnight ET, Saturday 18th of September.

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Cecily | 576 comments Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski.

This is published by a small publishing house, so although it's available on Amazon, you might not find it in small bookshops and libraries.

However, it is worth tracking down. It is probably the best-written book I have ever read.

Written and set shortly after WW2, it tells the story of an English widower, looking for his son in Paris, whom he last saw on the day of his birth more than four years earlier.

He tracks down a boy who may, or may not be his son, and takes him out on a few day trips to get to know him. How can he know for sure if this boy is his son and does it matter? That is the mystery at the heart of this book.

My longer review is here

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Jenny (notestothemoon) | 846 comments The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards. Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it's a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city. But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capa's power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming. A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and The Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora . . .

Been dying to read this for ages. Apparently it's a "ride of intrigue, deceit and daring deeds."

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Jo (Jo_Wales) | 62 comments I like the sound of this one too.

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