NEWS WEEK OF 9 AUGUST 2018
A SUMMER OF EXTREME HEAT, WORRY ABOUT FOREST FIRES, AND BUSY DAYS AT PARRY SOUND BOOKS.
Just a few more days until Steve Burrows, the author of the Birder Murder Mystery Series, appears at Trestle Brewing Company. Look at our Author Events listing for more information – there are still some tickets available.
NEW & NOTEWORTY THIS WEEK
Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance is now in paperback.
Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper, is new from the author of Etta and Otto and Russell and James. Set in Newfoundland in 1992 the story unfolds as an outport village is abandoned and the residents re-settled.
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall – a Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon is now in paperback.
War in Val D’Orca – An Italian War Diary, 1943-44 by Iris Origo has been re-issued with an introduction by Virginia Nicholson. I read this book several years ago and found it a fascinating story of the life of a woman with American and Irish/Anglo heritage who married an Italian in 1924. They established a home south of Montepulciano, a farm and a garden. There they survive the Second World War, a very challenging experience. The farm is now open to the public and well worth a visit – read this book first, and the excellent biography of Iris Origo by Caroline Moorehead. You will see a full review, written in 2010, on our website.
So Much Left Over by Louis de Bernières is now on the top of my “to read” pile. This new novel is described as a “sort of sequel” to the story that begins in The Dust That Falls from Dreams – a novel I loved, and I look forward to being reacquainted with the characters first met there.