On My Wishlist – 14

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. Click on the link to Book Chick City, sign the Mr. Linky and join the fun!

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I haven’t really heard about this one yet, but I saw it at the bookstore and instantly wanted to read it. Sure the cover is pretty, but the story is also intriguing to me!

Fauna by Alyssa York

Summary from Goodreads :

A contemporary human fable that ventures deep into Toronto’s Don Valley and taps into the great tenderness and drama at the heart of the animal world. Now available in trade paperback from Vintage Canada.

The wide ravine that bisects the city is home to countless species of urban wildlife, including human waifs and strays. When Edal Jones can’t cope with the casual cruelty she encounters in her job as a federal wildlife officer, she finds herself drawn to a beacon of solace nestled in the valley under the unlikely banner of an auto-wrecker’s yard. Guy Howell, the handsome proprietor, offers sanctuary to animals and people alike: a half-starved hawk and a brood of orphaned raccoon kits, a young soldier whose spirit failed him during his first tour of duty, a teenage runaway and her massive black dog. Guy is well versed in the delicate workings of damaged beings, and he might just stand a chance at mending Edal’s heart.

But before love can bloom, the little community must come to terms with a different breed of lost soul–a young man whose brutal backwoods childhood is catching up with him, causing him to persecute the creatures that call the valley home.

What is at the top of your wishlist right now?


13 responses to “On My Wishlist – 14”

  1. beguilethysorrow says :

    Hi Kay,
    I hadnt heard of this one yet either but now that I’ve read the summary here I want it too! lol
    I love the title as well; I love animal stories, especially when they’re pivotal to healing. This is definite add for me, thnx:)

  2. Safari Poet says :

    I’ve always wanted to go to Canada. This sounds great.

    On My Wishlist

  3. Lisa @ Lost in Literature says :

    Oooooo… It does sound GOOD!! 🙂

  4. Juju at Tales of Whimsy... says :

    Interesting. I hadn’t heard of this one.

  5. zibilee says :

    Oh this one sounds so good! I would love to read this! Thanks for sharing it with us today. On the list it goes!

  6. Samantha says :

    Sounds interesting! I hope that you get the chance to read it soon 🙂

  7. Sabrina says :

    Wow, this sounds like a special and interesting book. Great choice.

  8. Barbara says :

    I saw this at NetGalley and was so tempted by it, if my to-be-reviewed list wasn’t so long, I’d have grabbed it. It sounds like a good romantic suspense.

    My Wishlist

  9. Pussreboots says :

    Pretty cover. This week’s wish is inspired by a book I finished while in the mountains. Please come see which book I’m wishing for.

  10. Psique says :

    Beautiful cover, first time that I see this book and already loved, rsrs

    Great choice

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  11. Athira says :

    I’m a bit curious about this book. I read a positive review yesterday and have been thinking that maybe this is a good read!

  12. Hannah Mariska says :

    Hadn’t heard of this before. Sounds really interesting!

  13. Kailana says :

    I have Fauna and I even tried it, but I couldn’t get into it… I will have to try again soon, though.

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