Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This week's library haul. . .
In which I throw all restraint to the wind. Good thing most of these are from the university library so that I don't have to fret over overdue fees.
Ernst Junger. The Glass Bees. This is an addition to the 2008 1001 books list.
Gerard Donovan. Julius Winsome. I like the Marcus Aurelius quotation used as an epigrah in this one: Those who live the longest and those who die the soonest lose the same thing. The present is all that they can give up, since that is all you have.
Nina de Gramont. Gossip of the Starlings. I usually fare well with books published by Algonquin.
Hillary Jordan. Mudbound. For the Southern Reading Challenge.
Fanny Fern. Ruth Hall & Other Writings. The next selection for the Slaves of Golconda.
Tim Winton. Breath. Already on a lot of year's bests lists at Readerville or else I wouldn't be picking up a book about surfers.
Karen Joy Fowler. Wit's End. I don't think this is supposed to be one of Fowler's bests, but it's worth a try.
Roxana Robinson. Cost. Heroin addiction. Alzheimer's disease. Maine.
James Collins. Beginner's Greek. Endorsed by the Girl Detective herself. (Check out the chocolate chip cookie recipe while you're there.)
Beth Gutcheon. Leeway Cottage. What I'm reading first from this stack.
Joyce Carol Oates. Wild Nights! Short stories!
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