|Something in this passage from Tessa Hadley's Late in the Day resonates with me, captures something of the evolving gender dynamics of my own long marriage, however different that is from the fictional couple's being described.|
And the library has just emailed to let me know that my time on the e-copy of Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher thriller is in, and I see they've posted on my account the little Truck icon that means another Hold book is on its way. Yikes! Never rains, but it pours (which it has also been doing here in Vancouver but that's another embarrassment of riches. . .
Before I go back to turn the last 75 pages of The Lady and the Monk, here are my Reading Journal pages from library Holds that arrived in January: Tessa Hadley's Late in the Day (above, and first paragraph below) and Val McDermid's How the Dead Speak, below (I posted a few words and photo of this one here. Remember, I'm not trying to write a review here, but rather to make enough notes that I can recall something of the book later.
So I know these aren't comprehensive nor even satisfying reports (never mind the frustrating scrawl), but ask me questions or share your own responses if you've read either book.
wrote a bit about here. A good article about the writer and Late in the Day here.
And I recommend the McDermid mystery as well, although if you haven't read the rest of the series, go start at the beginning with The Mermaids Singing. And if you don't like graphic and gruesome in the mix, skip the series entirely. These are not your British "cosies.". . .
Now, over to you. . . .