Book Alerts will be posted when new books worth noting appear on the scene!
CATHERINE THE GREAT BY ROBERT MASSEY..."Dynamic biography" of a fascinating woman!
UPDATE: A reader reported that once you get through the "slow first three chapters" it takes off and he's really enjoying it! I just started it and predict it will be a detailed, rich biography.
THE PILGRIM BY HUGH NISSENSON.... A young man's life depicted in a powerful story. Good historical fiction if that's your thing....
THE GRIEF OF OTHERS BY LEAH HAGER COHEN...Janet Maslin is my favorite New York Times Reviewer and this book is one of her top choices for best book of 2011. If you like to read about family drama, dysfunction and turmoil (Who doesn't?!!) this is the book to read. I personally can't wait to start it!!
I AM CURRENTLY READING....(11/27/11)
HUNTING AND GATHERING BY ANNA GAVALDA...I am in the middle of this book and really am enjoying it. (The author is a well known French novelist.) It's a novel about "misfits" living in the same building in Paris who create a compelling world of their own. My niece, an artist who lives and paints in Oregon raved about this book and so far I have to agree with her.....UPDATE: Halfway through and would give it mixed reviews so far...
CATHERINE THE GREAT BY ROBERT K. MASSIE (12/3/11)
(See comments above in Book Alerts) So far it is very compelling and can't wait to get back to it !
READER POLL: RULES OF CIVILITY BY AMOR TOWLES/ 2011 FAVORITE
BORING BOOK ALERT!!
I AM READING THE ART OF FIELDING BY CHAD HARBACH...VERY SLOW MOVING ...(MAYBE YOU NEED TO BE INTO BASEBALL).....HELP! 400 MORE PAGES!!!! SO FAR THIS IS A NO HITTER!!!! UPDATE: ABANDONED
THE LEFTOVERS by TOM PERROTTA
This is another book I would not recommend! It is well written using satire and humor while exploring the possibility of people just "up and disappearing", never to return. How would those remaining respond and cope? Frankly, after awhile I really didn't care...Skip this one.....!!!!!
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One of my favorite authors, Anne Tyler is coming out with a new book, THE BEGINNERS GOODBYE...but not until April....always worth the wait.