April 3rd, 2019
Books

Good Reads

Since mid-January I’ve been on a bit of a reading tear. I started with Linn Ullmann’s “Unquiet” followed by Dani Shapiro’s “Inheritance”, both are must-reads. A long-time kic reader recommended the collection of short stories, “You Think It, I’ll Say It”, by Curtis Sittenfeld, also a must-read. Then, I veered off into escapist territory with “The Burglar”, “Where the Crawdads Sing”, “The Hunting Party”, and “The Silent Patient” — all good. Next in the queue is Tara Conklin’s “The Last Romantics”, but I’m having a hard time getting into it. Tbc.

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  • Thanks for the suggestions, Preston. I’m always on the look out for book ideas.

    Sue BurpeeApril 3rd, 2019  9:22 AM

     
  • Sue, I always look to you for recommendations. Love the redesign of your site, high heels in the Wilderness, well done!

    PrestonApril 3rd, 2019  9:42 AM

     
  • I just finished the novel Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, which was fantastic, and am in the middle of Amy Tan’s memoir, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, which came out in 2004 but still feels relevant and is a wry, funny, and intense read.

    Laura Zinn FrommApril 3rd, 2019  9:46 AM

     
  • I recently finished The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams. I don’t have words to describe how powerful this book is and the honesty with which she wrote. I was devastated at the end but, also, inspired. I am so grateful for her memoir.

    Suon FordApril 3rd, 2019  10:13 AM

     
  • I also loved many of these titles. Have you read The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne? It’s excellent.

    AdrienneApril 3rd, 2019  3:58 PM

     
  • Thank you for the book recommendations and the shout out to high heels in the Wilderness. A lovely, new (to me) blog to read.

    ClaireApril 3rd, 2019  4:13 PM

     
  • I’d like to recommend David Szalay’s “All That Man Is,” a thoughtful look at the lives of European men at a time of increasing alienation (way more palatable than Michel Houellebecq). It offers good insight to current affairs on the continent.

    TropicalistApril 4th, 2019  9:29 AM

     

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