Monday, March 9, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Last week I finished My Berlin Child, a novel based on the real-life experiences of the author's mother, who was herself the daughter of French author François Mauriac. Claire leaves her privileged background for work as an ambulance driver in France and Germany during and just after World War 2; she breaks up with her fiancé and falls in love with a Russian emigre. It's a good book, and I'd recommend it for memoir readers even though it's (nominally) fiction.

This week I'm continuing with The French Lieutenant's Woman and I started The Lunatic, by Anthony C. Winkler. I picked this up at a library conference literally years ago and it's finally made its way into my hands to actually read. It's set in Jamaica, about a mentally-disturbed man who falls in love with a German tourist, and the shenanigans they get up to. It's colorful and ribald and fun, and I can't wait to have an excuse to sit down with it again.

That's what I'm reading this week. What about you? See more at and have a great week!

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