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.