Saturday, July 12, 2014

good novels

Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Just finished the 4th book in the Cazalet series and thought it was the last one and was very sad to have it end, but maybe there is one more.

There is one more, oh good news! Really enjoy reading about these characters. She's a good writer.

Also just finished The Budda in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, 2012
Interesting book; told from many people's point of view but it works. It is very short, but good. The lives of Japanese women sold as wives to Americans.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, 2014. Lovely book, about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Very thoughtfully written.

We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, 2014. good book, questioning our use and abuse of animals, particularly one chimp who was raised in a family until things fell apart. Well written.