Losing a favorite author

I somehow missed the information that Kent Haruf died in November but after he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, he wrote one last book – finishing it days before his death.  It’s called Our Souls at Night and is due out the end of the month.

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LOOKING AT THE GORGEOUS WEATHER THINK WE MADE A GOOD DECISION TO SKIP APRIL

But just because you want to be outside doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a book with you.  Books I have read lately and really enjoyed include:

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce – this is the other side of the story of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and I thought it was really well done.

A second reading of Lily King’s Euphoria revealed lots of subtlety I had missed first time.  Enjoyed hearing her talk at the Book Festival last week.

And a couple of mystery authors that were new to me that I really enjoyed – different kinds of mysteries.

C. C. Benison has a traditional series (known as the Father Christmas series) featuring a Church of England priest named Tom Christmas.  Titles are also a bit misleading following the 12 days of Christmas song.  But they aren’t about the Christmas holiday – although if he ever gets to a Partridge in a Pear Tree that one might be.  Titles are from the song – Twelve Drummers Drumming, etc (he has three so far in the sequence).

The other mystery author is Harry Dolan – also with three books in his series so far – the first is Bad Things Happen and you should read them in order – extra good news is that they are available in the Library.

SO – ball to you.  What are you reading?