It’s the middle of the busy season with deadlines competing with parties, dinners competing with TV time…so it was definitely worthwhile taking some time off to buy a few books on the weekend. Here’s what I bought:
Less by Andrew Sean Greer has been getting rave reviews before and after it won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Arthur is a failed novelist, about to turn fifty and has just received a wedding invitation from ex-boyfriend. He can’t say yes or no to the wedding invite, so instead he accepts the invitations on his desk to literary events around the world. Running away, Arthur gets into more mishaps than he thought.
I couldn’t resist the pretty cover of the Virago Modern Classics edition of Heartburn by Nora Ephron. It’s about love, betrayal and revenge as heavily pregnant Rachel finds out that her husband is in love with someone else.
I haven’t seen the television series of Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, so I thought I’d read the novel instead. Camille returns home when she is sent to investigate the disappearance of two girls. But being back with her mother and much younger half-sister is awkward. Camille wants to be accepted and it will take some digging into her own past to solve the current mystery.
If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.
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