News by Julie
What are you reading over Easter?
Books are piling up next to my suitcase as the Easter holiday approaches. My ever ambitious holiday reading plans rarely match reality but, hey, as long as I have space in my suitcase…
Stay With Me by Nigerian debut author Ayobami Adebayo. Can’t wait to get sucked into this highly praised debut about a young Nigerian woman struggling to get pregnant while the prospect of a second wife looms…
Moonglow by American author Michael Chabon. The cover alone is reason to buy Chabon’s latest novel which tells the story of an old man on his deathbed who, in a haze of painkillers, opens up to his grandson. Out comes all kinds of extraordinary life secrets.
The Traitor’s Niche by Ismail Kadare is on the Man Booker International Prize long-list for 2017. I’m intrigued by the Ottoman Empire setting and the story of a courtier in charge of transporting the Sultan’s enemies severed heads…Knowing Kadare’s talent of claustrophobic descriptions of tyrannies this should be a dark, riveting read.
Grief Works by Julia Samuel, a grief psychotherapist with twenty-five years of experience in helping people deal with bereavement. The fact that this book is climbing up the bestseller lists goes to show the enormous need for more discussion and openness around death and mourning. I expect this will be food for thought.
Want to join me in reading any of these?