Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Salon- Better Late Than Never!

Here's where I've been this weekend- the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass., for my husband's family's annual getaway weekend. We had so much fun- we even visited two new-to-us bookstores, The Bookstore in Lenox and Main Street Books in Lee. Both were really great, fun indies. The Bookstore has its own bar attached with a used and rare section and Main Street is a newish used and new bookstore. Main Street also partners with a local animal shelter to showcase cats available for adoption, getting that whole books-and-cats vibe. There used to be a wonderful indie right in downtown Stockbridge but sadly that closed several years ago.

Of course I brought some books to read- I'm still deep into Little, Big, by John Crowley, which I'm enjoying and coincidentally reading a section about Christmas in Edgewood. This book is wonderful and strange. I can't wait to see where it goes.

Coming up this week on the blog, I have three-part Publisher Spotlight series on the Dalkey Archive Press, a small publisher of translated literary fiction. Their books are really idiosyncratic and unusual, and I hope you enjoy the interview I have with John O'Brien, their director. I will also have reviews of two of their recent books, The Truth About Marie and The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am.

Finally, I have a little Christmas gift for you. Somehow I got the idea to do this, then sent an email to Mr. Mieville to get his permission to post it, which he kindly gave me. Enjoy!
More Sunday Salon here.