Welcome to Shelf Control!
This wonderful book meme is hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies! It features books that are sitting right on our shelves or e-readers, that we want to read, but have just not gotten to as yet.
For the guidelines, just click HERE!
Here's my pick for this week!
The Onion Girl
Charles de Lint
Hardcover, 508 pages
October 2, 2001
Short Stories, Urban Fantasy
From the Goodreads Synopsis
At the center of all the entwined lives in Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint-splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips--Jilly, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city's shadows. Now, at last, de Lint tells Jilly's own story...for behind the painter's fey charm lies a dark secret and a past she's labored to forget.
And that past is coming to claim her now.
How I Got It
I purchased this book on eBay.
When I Got It
Sometime back in 2006.
Why I Want To Read It
This writer is one of my favorite authors, even though I've only read one of his books, titled Dreams Underfoot, which is the first book in his acclaimed Newford series.
He's an incredible prose stylist, and creator of the most amazing fantasy plots! His characters are all memorable. I rank him right up there with Tolkien, although his brand of fantasy is of the urban type.
Charles de Lint is also a prolific writer, and I don't think I'll ever be able to get to all of his wonderful books in my lifetime! I would like to at least read his entire Newford series. Hopefully, I will!
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What do you think of this book?
Have you read it, and if so,
did you like it?
Please leave a comment and
let me know!