I expect--I hope--these will be last books for quite some time. I really need to make some headway in what I already own.
From the top:
Novel on Yellow Paper. Stevie Smith. For the Slaves of Golconda group read at the end of January.
The Hopkins Manuscript. R.C. Sheffiff. Science fiction a la Persephone!
A Suitable Boy. Vikram Seth. I debated getting this from the library, but I assume my daughter will want to read it as well.
The Semantics of Murder. Aifric Campbell. Review copy.
The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club. A bound galley. The book goes on sale in March next year. I've never read Binchy before, but I've given her books to my mother-in-law.
The Glass Room. Simon Mawer. Review copy. I haven't read Mawer since Mendel's Dwarf, so I'm looking forward to this.
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. Harriet Reisen. Review copy. Danielle wrote about the Reisen last week; sounds good.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories. The new Pevear and Volokhonsky translation. I haven't read Ivan Ilyich since college; I'm thrilled to have this review copy.