That bookstack beside your bed or next to your favorite reading chair or wherever it piles up changes and surprises.
Here’s what mine suddenly looks like this week.
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
The story of a female serving as a soldier in the Civil War. This is my second reading and provides prep for my new writing project. It is a most interesting read. I have no trouble reading it a second time.
The Other Einstein, a novel by Marie Benedict.
Reading right now for my Michigan book club. So far it seems a bit predictable, but too early for such a conclusion. Must keep reading. The mystery is at least in part: How could anyone fall for Einstein?
Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
For the Florida book club. A transgender girl’s coming-of-age-story. This is highly recommended and I’m not sure why it keeps falling off my stack.
The Alice Network, a novel by Kate Quinn
If I’m not mistaken this was sent to me free from Amazon in my last order. According to the cover blurbs a spy network in the First World War and more of the story decades later in 1947. It does look like it might be my cup of tea.
In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America 1859-1863 by Edward Ayers
Will this be helpful for research prep for my writing project? Not sure. It promises ground level social history but not sure it takes me to the right part of the country.
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko
Loved Pachinko so much I couldn’t resist ordering this one.
The Floating World, A Novel by C. Morgan Babst
Class, race and trauma in post-Katrina New Orleans: Seems to be a time and place I find fascinating. This is another one that is highly recommended by some. I shall see.
History Lover’s Cookbook: Over 150 full-color photos inspired by nineteenth century recipes, anecdotes, and the Civil War by Roxe Anne Peacock
More historical info. People have to eat wherever they are.
Blood In the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
This one is still anchoring my stack, nonfiction about the Attica Prison uprising.
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