Sunday, September 13, 2009
What we're reading
sunrise in Idaho, 2009
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo is on the bedside table now. I have great hopes for this novel, having thoroughly enjoyed Bridge of Sighs and Empire Falls. Russo was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for Empire Falls and I found that novel more accessible than Bridge of Sighs. Both books are well worth a careful read and I'm sure this new novel will also be great.
What's it about? From the jacket: "That Old Cape Magic is a novel of deep introspection and every family feeling imaginable, with a middle-aged man confronting his parents and their failed marriage, his own troubled one, his daughter's new life and finally, what it was he thought he wanted and in fact he has."
After I finish Finding Nouf , I am jumping into the Russo novel. Finding Nouf, by Zoe Ferraris is a mystery which takes place in Saudi Arabia. Not only is the story engaging, but it provides a glimpse into Saudi culture and how Muslim women live within the walls and behind the veils.
Posted by Mary