I mentioned that on our trip to San Antonio I went to the library and found their bargain basement but I didn’t get to tell you about my books yesterday so let me share those finds with you today.
- Eddie Singwriter by Adam Schwartzman. What first caught my attention of this book is the vivid blue cover and reading the jacket flap won me over. Kwasi Edward Michael Dankwa – Eddie Signmwriter to his clients – is a twnety-year-old painter of murals and billboards in the city of Accra, Ghana, who is buffeted by forces beyond his control. Struggling with a forbidden relationship, banished from school, held responsible for the death of a notable woman in the community, Eddi flees overland to Senegal and then illegally to France, determined to find a new life for himself among the immigrant communities of Paris.
- The Vanishing Point by Mary Sharratt. Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Poweers was raised by a father who treated her as if she were his son. While her beautiful and reckless sister, May, pushes the limits of propriety in their small English town, Hannah harbors her own secret: their father has given her an education forbidden to women.
- The Boys In the Trees by Mary Swan. I remember when this book came out it was all over he blogosphere. I had sort of forgotten about it but luckily when I saw the striking cover I remembered that I had once wanted it. Looking forward to this one.
- The Wicked Pavillion by Dawn Powell. The Slaves of Golconda read one of Powell’s books a couple of years ago and if I remember correctly it was a book enjoyed by most. Looking forward to reading another of her novels.
- The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy. A NYRB Book in great condition and at a book sale is a treat indeed. This story is about Honey Flood and her schemes to get what she wants. Sounds like it’ll be decadent fun.
And, another book that I bought recently is A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn. This is for my May mystery book group. I’m looking forward to reading a crime novel set in a tiny town between South Africa and Mozambique.
So many books to look forward to right? Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought.