As usual, I added to my TBR pile this week. I also weeded a ton of books- more than I bought or will replace any time soon, so that makes it OK, right?
Alma Rose, by Edith Forbes, is a lesbian love story set in the plains of the West. I saw it at a used bookstore and the title got stuck in my head, so I decided to buy it. It's got some great reviews- Ursula Le Guin called it "a treasure" and if it's good enough for her it's good enough for me.
Mother's Milk is a Booker-nominated novel by Edward St. Aubyn, who has a new book out now called At Last. He's gotten incredible raves as a writer, particularly a very flattering piece by Francine Prose in a recent New York Times book review. So I decided to try him out.
Penguin Lost came from the great Back Pages Books in Waltham, after an event with the book's author Andrey Kurkov. I can't wait to get to the next chapter in Kurkov's absurdist crime series about a forlorn journalist and his pet penguin Misha.