A Weekend Giveaway! Simenon, Jane Bowles, Leonora Carrington, Christopher Tilghman, & H. R. Cross

Happy Weekend!  It’s warm, but not too warm, and I hope you’re enjoying the garden or sitting in front of the fan with a good book.  It’s giveaway time!   I can affirm the first four books are worth reading; the other two are unsolicited review copies, which I don’t have time to read.

Pick one  or all six and I’ll put your name in the hopper! Leave a comment or email me at mirabiledictu.org@gmail. com

Here are the six books:

Simenon’s Maigret Bides His Time.  Everybody likes a fast-paced Simenon.  In this one, Maigret investigates the apparent suicide of a Corsican immigrant.

Jane Bowles’s Everything Is Nice, a collection of stories, plays, sketches and letters.  Although I prefer her husband Paul Bowles’s books, Jane Bowles is an accomplished writer in her own right, and this is a beautiful edition.

Leonora Carrington’s The Hearing Trumpet.  Virago hails this posthumously-published novel by the surrealist painter and writer  a masterpiece.

Eleanor Dark’s The Little Company, an Australian novel set during World War II (Virago).

Christopher Tilghman’s Thomas and Beal in the Midi. Here’s the Goodreads blurb:  A young interracial couple escapes from Maryland to France in 1892, living first among artists in the vibrant Latin Quarter of Paris, and then beginning a new life as winemakers in the rugged countryside of the Languedoc.  An unsolicited review copy.

H. S. Cross’s Grievous seems to be about a secret society at a school.   A  blurb by Jen Baker compares the book to C. P. Snow’s Strangers and Brothers series and Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending.  It is an unsolicited review copy.