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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout Interwoven glimpses into the lives of people in a small Maine town, over a period of about 40 years. Most of the people are older and coping with the effects of age. I would guess that some people might find the stories depressing, but I didn't. While there was not a lot of outright joy, there was tenderness and kindness, and you can see many of the people coming to understand what really matters, what, in the end, keeps us going. Reading this book made me think about they ways in which I take the best parts of the my life for granted: my health, the love all around me, the years stretching out in front of me. I might read it again.