Last week I finished the remarkable How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, by Mohsin Hamid, which I will review this week, and decided to pass for now on the Yehoshua novel about the filmmakers. I may come back to it, or I may not. The Hamid book caught my eye after it got a starred review in Kirkus and I was not disappointed by this lovely, luminous and smart novel. Bittersweet and beautiful, it's another winner. I borrowed my copy from the store (a nice job perk) and I loved it so much I want to buy it. That doesn't always happen!
I'm still reading The Rage, by Gene Kerrigan, which I hope to finish this week, and Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala. I'm also planning to start Jeanine Cummins' new novel, The Crooked Branch. Her first novel, The Outside Boy, was a favorite of mine (still is) and I'm excited for her second book. I hope to attend her event tonight at Brookline Booksmith and meet her in the flesh. We've been Twitter buddies for a while now so I'm looking forward to it!
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