I had a good time this evening catching up with Christine and our Foreign Authors book group. We discussed The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany. The last book we’d read that was set in Egypt was a few years ago so it was nice to “visit” the country again. Now we are all wondering about the film version and if/when it will be released nationwide. Anyway, you can read some of my thoughts on the book here. Next month we’ll be reading The Dancing Girls of Lahore.
I did get to the bookstore a bit early of course to browse around and saw three books on the “new & noteworthy” shelves that caught my attention: The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu, Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, and Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson. Anyone read these books and can recommend them?
Now I’m off to finish a very entertaining whodunit.