Friday, October 4, 2019
October 4, 2019: Recent Reads: The Sweetest Fruits
[Busy with a bunch of book talks at the moment—on which more in a few weeks—so a series of brief posts highlighting great new books I’ve read this year. Add your own recent reads, whether new books or otherwise, for a crowd-sourced weekend reading list!]
Not gonna lie, I only recently got my hands on Monique Truong’s new novel, The Sweetest Fruits, and am only a few pages into it as of this writing. But c’mon, a multi-vocal, multi-perspectival historical novel based on the amazing life and compelling writings of the great, under-remembered late 19th century Greek Irish American (and eventually Japanese) writer Lafcadio Hearn? Sign. Me. Up! And that’s enough from me—go read these books, and then (or first) tell me what you’re reading these days!
Crowd-sourced post this weekend,
PS. Thoughts on this book? Other recent reads you’d share?