You know what’s great about Hannover? Only a few blocks from the Hauptbanhof* are two very nice bookstores, each with a good selection of English books. The sections are a bit on the small side but I’m always surprised by the books I discover. I also enjoy seeing the book covers of the UK editions, and I always feel like I find books that I may not have found back in the States.
- Secrets in Prior’s Ford by Eve Houston. A village full of intrigue and shocking revelations.
- Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn. Shortlisted for a Booker Prize.
- The Infinite Wisdom of Harriet Rose by Diana Janney. About a teenager who is busy composing her own philosophical reflections.
- The Matchmaker of Perigord by Julia Stuart. Love is like a good cassoulet, it needs time and determination.
- Something Borrowed by Paul Magrs. The cover said something about poisoned pen letters, and The Independent called the heroine something of a cross between Buffy and Miss Marple. This sounds good.
Anyway, I’ve spent a good part of the last two days hanging out, visiting with our family and reading. I am now deep into Of Men and Their Mothers by Mameve Medwed and The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer. Both of these books are super – a lot of wit and keen observations.
Tomorrow morning we are off to Berlin for a few days – yay!
*Hannover train station