Haven’t been posting about reading but doesn’t mean reading hasn’t happened.
Here are some of last month’s highlights
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra – about the impact of the war in Chechen – not a light read but a good one
The Devil’s Dream by Lee Smith – story of a musical family from the hills of appalachia to a modern day country/western star – none of them behaved well
The Prophet by Michael Koryta – Really thought this was excellent – about two brothers in a small town trying to deal with the guilt over their sister’s murder years ago – lots of football and religion
Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan -enjoyed this story of a very bright but unusual 15 year old who is dealing with losing her beloved sister to a husband and trying to understand love
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams -funny story of a typical Adams situation – time travel and saving the world is included.
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol – unusual plot for a thriller
Close to Home by Peter Robinson -a DCI Banks – bones of a friend of his who disappeared 30 years before are found and he gets involved in the case while Annie is dealing with the disappearance of another 15 old boy.