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Finished this week:
66. The Great Lover**** by Jill Dawson (2008 UK) 310 pages Hardcover
A fictionalized account of the last years of English poet Rupert Brooke (d.1915).She used a great deal from his own writings and biographies in this book. Recommended.
67. The Pages**** by Murray Bail (2009 Australia) 199 pages Hardcover
Fiction, shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Award. Recommended.
" A beguiling meditation on friendship and love, on men and women, on landscape and the difficulties of thought itself."
I've read Murray Bail's other three novels, Homesickness***+, Holden's Performance****, and Eucalyptus***** and enjoyed them all. I highly recommend Eucalyptus, which won the 1999 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos...on page 100
This is on my tbr list for the LibraryThing Authors' reading challenge. I snagged a copy from Book Club Girl and hope to finish and participate in tomorrow's night author interview at Book Club Girl. You are welcome to join us.
Ulyysses by James Joyce...in bits and no longer on my own!
Dovegreyreader is starting a read-a-long and discussion of this book."Team Ulysses" will be doing a slow read, giving ourselves a year to finish. Discussions take place on the 16 of each month, there's still time to join if it interests you.
West With the Night by Beryl Markham
For the Compass Points reading challenge, and Rebecca's new weekly feature Take Me Away at Lost in Books. Starting Saturday we will be in Kenya.
And Let the Earth Tremble at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (Mexico
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (US)
What are you reading this week?