There was a time when Spring Break and holiday and travel meant I had time to read more than usual. Not this year, my friends, not this year. Here’s what I did read:
The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday Canada, 2015)
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes (Penguin Books, 2003) (translated by John Rutherford)
The Adventures of Miss Petitfour – Anne Michaels, illustrated by Emma Block (Tundra Books, 2015)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan (Vintage International, 2015)
…courage, survival, love – all these things didn’t live in one man. They lived in all of them or they died and every man with them; they had come to believe that to abandon one man was to abandon themselves.
- Richard Flanagan
The Secret Chord – Geraldine Brooks (Viking, 2015)
If David was a man after this god’s own heart, as my inner voice had told me often and again, what kind of black-hearted deity held me in his grip?
- Geraldine Brooks
Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (I’ll admit to being a bit stalled on this one though what I’ve read so far is terrific. The other night, Peter and I happened to watch a movie about David Foster Wallace called The End of the Tour that I would recommend to anyone interested in him/his writing.)
Pax – Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen
A Separate Peace – John Knowles