Tuesday, September 20, 2022

New on the Shelf


I picked up The Aosawa Murders at Kinokuniya in midtown Manhattan, one of my favorite bookstores. Crime fiction from Japan, it tells the story of an investigation a mass murder that took place in 1973 and its sole survivor, an enigmatic young woman.

Double Blind is the latest from the author of the Patrick Melrose series, Edward St. Aubyn. I've had this on my wishlist for a while and it's finally out in paperback.

Victorious is the latest from Israeli writer Yishai Sarid, who wrote the difficult-to-put-down noir Limassol (link to my review). This is another story about the Israeli military, from the point of view of a conflicted woman. I picked this and the St. Aubyn book up at Wachtung Bookstore in Montclair, New Jersey.

Finally for the collectible shelf I found a first edition of John Cheever's Bullet Park, complete with review-copy card from Knopf, at Brier Rose Books in Teaneck, N.J. Brier Rose is one of those great used bookstores you just get lost in and the shelves there are full of treasures. They don't take credit cards and their prices are extremely reasonable. I am a fan of Cheever's from his diaries and letters and I have actually never read his fiction but we'll see. This isn't a reading copy so I would have to get a paperback copy at some point.

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