I had to go to the library tonight to pick up a hold, and as I was there I picked up two other books. I’m showing a lot of restraint lately aren’t I? Here’s what I checked out:
My Father’s Notebook by Kader Abdolah. From Library Journal: No ordinary father-and-son tale, this beautiful and poetic work interweaves the stories of Aga Akbar, a deaf-mute carpet mender, and his son, Ishmael, with the political history of 20th-century Iran. This is the June selection for my foreign authors book group.
If Minds Had Toes by Lucy Eyre. From Kirkus Review: A teenaged boy is encouraged to start thinking big in this playful philosophy primer. Old thinkers never die-they just wind up in the World of Ideas, a sort of limbo where they’re free to while away the hours debating matters of morality and identity. I picked this one up because I couldn’t resist the title.
Sister Teresa by Barbara Mujica. From Kirkus Review: A lifelong friend remembers Teresa of Avila, “Spain’s most beloved saint,” in this richly entertaining historical novel. This seemed interesting.
I also picked up the latest copy of BookPage. Some books that immediately went on my TBR list are: The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander, The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark, and The Last Enemy by Grace Brophy.
Now it’s time for me to go and spend some quality time with Don Quixote.