My current reading crush is Simon Van Booy. His collection The Secret Lives of People in Love is one of those rare books that feels necessary (like I want to carry it with me everywhere, and read every other word Van Booy has written). Here is a video of Van Booy reading a story from The Secret Lives of People in Love (and now I promise to stop gushing).
And on my Nook, I've been reading David Maine's strange and amazing Fallen. It is a retelling of the story of Cain and Abel, and unlike anything else I have read. The Old Testament stories are some of the most gripping, most profound narratives, and Maine is not the first writer to recognize this. Anyone who has a sibling has experienced sibling rivalry, and this story is about the original "nuclear family." It is fantastic. The reason why I'm reading Maine right now is I'm participating in a blog tour for the release of Maine's ebook Gamble of the Godless at the end of this month. You might have seen reviews of this author's well-received The Preservationist, which is based on the story of the Biblical Flood.
Finally, I'll also be reading Nancy Rappaport's In Her Wake for TLC Book Tours. This memoir is the story of the author's mother's suicide.
It's Monday--what are you reading?
I keep hearing wonderful things about Van Booy's writing. I can't wait to try it.
Your van Booy book sounds dreamy. I love it when bloggers gush.
I hope you drop by and sign up for my giveaway, first ever.
hi lisa I m read i the supreme by Roa Bastos a latin american classic ,all the best stu
The Handmaid's Tale! like you recommended to me so long ago :)
Van Booy reading is quite a temptation to get his work. Girl you know I can not afford another book in this hoarder house - my husband description of our bedroom - a book hoarder's haven... Must not ... oh forget it! I will have to search for it now.
I blame you completely ;)
Thank you thank you thank you. I ordered the Van Booy's stories from the library; it arrived on Friday. I'm savoring every word, which is why it's Monday and I'm still reading it. I see now that I have to own it, if not buy dozens and hand them out to every good reader I know.
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