- The Long Song, by Andrea Levy,
- Varamo, by Cesar Aira,
- An Ermine in Czernopol, by Gregor von Rezzori,
- The Mighty Walzer, by Howard Jacobson, and
- A Man of Parts, by David Lodge.
Four of the above are books that I specifically requested, and that's different from accepting a pitch. And of course some offers are too good to refuse.
I've rebounded from my reading slump with Andrea Levy's outstanding The Long Song. Now everyone is telling me to read Small Island, her earlier book. Have you read either or both? What do you think? I'm really impressed with her ability to create empathy in the reader for characters whose actions are understandable and awful at the same time. I took this book for review a long time ago; I'm sure the publicist who sent it to me thinks I'm never going to review it. I am! This week most likely!
I hope you're having a great Sunday. I'd love to know what you're reading- or not reading. More Sunday Salon here.