Auden’s summer book … and mine

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My daughter-in-law will have to wear her clown hat when she is going to read this book to little Auden. She does a wonderful job reading to him on a daily basis.

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Our Souls at Night – “A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. …” My Promised Land: “An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today.” Β 

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Oksanen’s writing is all the more powerful because she tells her story through the eyes of damaged and self-deceiving people: a batty, paranoid old women and an ill-educated, traumatised girl. The reader is left to fill the in gaps, with KGB documents at the end of the book giving the missing clues. ” From The Economist.

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“He has been hailed as a contemporary Marcel Proust, but Modiano’s investigations into the moral history of the occupation make him a pure original.” From The Guardian.

What are your summer (winter) books?

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11 thoughts on “Auden’s summer book … and mine

  1. The Person Next to You

    Those books all look like they would be good reads for sure! I am not sure what I will read this summer. I go through cycles where I will read many books in a row at a rapid pace, then will not read at all. I am in a reading lull right now.

    You’ve inspired me to go through my list of what I want to read on GoodReads now. πŸ™‚

    Reply
      1. Fabio Post author

        Thanks so very much, Gallivanta! I am going to see the site quickly. Take care and we will be in touch. Thanks again! πŸ™‚

      2. Gallivanta

        One of Gecko’s latest books, which is for an older child, is The King and the Sea by Austrian Heinz Janisch. It looks as though it would be really good, even for an adult. πŸ™‚

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