Undaunted Courage by Stephan Ambrose – breathtaking- Sacagewea means Jumping Fish, and the moment she reunites with her brother-
Sleepless Nights, Elizabeth Hardwick. Again. Vesper Flights, Helen MacDonald.
How is Sleepless Nights? I’ve been reading the NY Stories
I have loved it and been enthralled and mystified by it since the first time I read it many, many years ago. I reread it periodically. It’s so evocative of Rilke’s Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
KA by John Crowley; Horizon by Barry Lopez; The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel and everything I can find by N K Jemisin who is prolific.
Must read new John Crowley book. Thanks for mentioning it! I see it’s been out since 2017.
As a longtime devotee of Crowley, I’d rank it just slightly below “Little, Big” which is high praise.
Reading Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Togarczuk. Manifesto by Bernardine Evaristo is next.
My Father’s Glory and My Mother’s Castle by Marcel Pagnol
I just finished Shteyngart’s Our Country Friends. Pretty good.
Donna Leon, Suffer the Little Children (one of her police procedurals set in Venice).
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion.
Mary Ruefle, My Private Property, & Cixin Liu, Death’s End
Still some more blogs on this to come!