Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New On The Shelf

As I talked about in my last post, my book-buying has slowed down in the past few months, but never let it be said that it's stopped completely. Here are a few things I've added to my collection recently.

The Brethren, by Robert Merle, is French historical fiction that starts under the reign of Catherine de Medicis. I say starts because it's the first in a series called Fortunes of France. It appealed to me as an epic I might get lost in for a while.
Gang of Lovers is the latest from Italian crime writer Massimo Carlotto, my hands-down favorite crime writer, and it's crossover of two of his series- the Alligator series of detective novels and the Giorgio Pellegrini series. Giorgio Pellegrini is a bad, bad guy and I can't wait to see what happens when he crosses paths with the Alligator.

And some nonfiction, A Man of Good Hope, by Jonny Steinberg. This is the story of a man whose life's story spans much of the late-20th and early 21st century African crises, from South Africa to Ethiopia and Somalia and more. I'm definitely intrigued.

Finally my bookstore pals from home were kind enough to save me a copy of the galley of Margaret Atwood's latest, The Heart Goes Last. It's another in her canon of bleak-future books. I started this yesterday and so far it's pretty bleak. We'll see what happens next.

What's new on your shelf?