Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher
My Father's Tears - John Updike
Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollack
The View from Castle Rock - Alice Munro
The Healing of America - TR Reid
Transition - Iain M. Banks
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Photos from Jane's trip to the Bronte home and cemetery.
Artic Chill - Arnaldur Indridason
Books by Hakan Nesser: Woman with Birthmark, Mind's Eye, The Return, Bookman's Point
Henning Mankell and the Wallender series
The Best of Mystery: 63 Short Stories chosen by Alfred Hitchcock
Diana Gabaldon and the Outlander series
Edgar Sawtelle keeps coming up in conversation
Cold Mountain - Anthony Minghella
Da Vinci Code Special Illustrated Edition - Dan Brown
Botany of Desire - Michael Pollan
Animal Vegetable Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Leadership - Rudy Giuliani
Mary Lou from Maryland emailed this:
For fans of John MacDonald’s Travis Magee series, I’ve discovered a somewhat similar series set in Florida – the Randy Wayne White novels featuring marine biologist Doc Ford.
Dark Light (2006)
Hunter’s Moon (2007)
Elizabeth Peters, Borrower of the Night (1973) – Vicky Bliss series
Elizabeth Peters, Silhouette in Scarlet (1983) – Vicky Bliss series
Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf (1963) - delightful rereading.
That led me by association to reread MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf (1942), a highly entertaining and delightfully written discussion of frugal cooking in the Great Depression. Now waiting for my attention:
With Bold Knife and Fork (1968 ?)
Sister Age (1964)
Louise Ure, The Fault Tree (2007) – a mystery with a very unusual protagonist, a blind, female auto mechanic.
Roger Welsh, It’s Not the End of the Earth, But You Can See It from Here: Tales of the Great Plains. (1990) Very funny sketches, set in rural Nebraska with something of the character of Lake Wobegon.
James Muirden, Shakespeare Well-Versed (2004) – Humorous plot summaries of each of the plays in often outrageous rhyme.
Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998). This is the most readable literary criticism you’ll ever find, even though it’s by a premier Shakespearian scholar. Insightful discussions of our most famous literary characters.