Saturday, November 14, 2015
Library Books Mid-November 2015
Faces in the Water by Janet Frame
Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christine Thompson
New and Selected Poems by Lauris Dorothy Edmond
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Mislaid by Nell Zink
The Oxford Book of New Zealand Writing Since 1945 (out of print, and I couldn't find a record in Amazon or Goodreads to link to! Thank goodness for libraries)
The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner
Wulf by Hamish Clayton
I have already posted about my New Zealand November project (see the post where I introduced it, and the first week report) so it should be no surprise that the majority of books I brought home from the library this past month are New Zealand related. That explains the Frame, the Thompson, the Edmond, the Oxford Book, and the Clayton. I've already read the Clayton (see my review) and the Frame (see my review) and have started the Edmond poetry. I am unlikely to read the entire Oxford volume but I like poking around in it and finding New Zealand authors I haven't heard of before.
The Flournoy is on the shortlist for the National Book Award (see my review) - I liked it but not as much as the two others I've read. The award is announced on the 18th and I'm skeptical that I'll be able to read all the remaining finalists. The Zink was on the longlist but I had it on hold at the library and went ahead and brought it home. I always meant to read her, but hadn't gotten around to it yet.
The Gardner was mentioned to me by a friend whose reading tastes I trust, but it hasn't made it past the end table yet.
Up next: maybe another update about New Zealand November? We'll see. I have to work the Sunday shift at the research assistance desk and that might cut into my time.