A week for writers and lit lovers

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Cornucopia, a Xmas feast of books, books, books

What a time for great new books! A quick trip to Chapters and I am writing my list and not even checking it twice. Here is an even dozen.
  1. Last Night at Twisted River by the great John Irving
  2. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro, best short story writer in the world.
  3. Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly. A police procedural, Connelly sends his L.A. detective to Asia
  4. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. Environmental disaster and garden cults.
  5. Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut. Early short stories by a quirky, clever writer with something to say.
  6. More by Ausin Clark. A young woman from Barbados makes the physical and mental journey to Canada.
  7. Snow Job by William Deverell. The laugh out loud mystery writer.
  8. What They Wanted by Donna Morrissy, author of Kit's Law.
  9. Silent Nights by Anne Perry. All is not calm and bright in a Victorian Xmas. Mystery at its creepiest.
  10. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny. Quebec village rocked by brutal murder.
  11. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Feor. A look at how animals are raised for meat. You may order the tofu after this.
  12. High on the Big Stone Heart. Further Adventures in the Boreal Heartland by Charlie Wilkins. Down home guy writes about us. A collections of essays beribboned in Charlie fashion.

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