Shelf Control #56: Tigers in Red Weather

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Welcome to the newest weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies… Shelf Control!

Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.

Want to join in? See the guidelines and linky at the bottom of the post, and jump on board! Let’s take control of our shelves!


My Shelf Control pick this week is:

tigers-in-red-weatherTitle: Tigers in Red Weather
Author: Liza Klaussmann
Published: 2012
Length: 353 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha’s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their ‘real lives’: Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war.

Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena’s husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena—with their children, Daisy and Ed—try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same.

Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment.

How I got it:

I bought the Kindle edition.

When I got it:

At least two or three years ago, on a day when there was a Kindle price drop.

Why I want to read it:

I remember reading a few positive reviews, and the description really appeals to me. The post-war era should make for some great dramatic challenges, and the family dynamics sound fascinating.


Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link below!
  • And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and have fun!

For more on why I’ve started Shelf Control, check out my introductory post here, or read all about my out-of-control book inventory, here.

And if you’d like to post a Shelf Control button on your own blog, here’s an image to download (with my gratitude, of course!):

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5 thoughts on “Shelf Control #56: Tigers in Red Weather

  1. I read Tigers in Red Weather when it came out. I’ve quit requesting print or ebooks from the library for a while–I still get audios for my commute. I’ve got a lot of books I haven’t touched. Sort of a “read your stash” break. I see what I can find to participate with.

    • Did you enjoy Tigers? I’ve quit requesting ARCs, and I’ve cut way back on my library requests too. I have SO many books already in my house that I haven’t read.

      • Tigers was “ok”–over-hyped in my opinion. I only request ARCs that really, really match my interests. Like Free Kindle books–only if I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it. Life is too short to read lousy books! lol.. I would not call Tigers “Lousy” though.

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