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.
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.
6 thoughts on “A Weekend Giveaway! Simenon, Jane Bowles, Leonora Carrington, Christopher Tilghman, & H. R. Cross”
Here I am! Please put my name in for the Viragos and the Simenon. Thanks, Kat.
All great summer reading!
I’ve started War and Peace! The Briggs. I hope it’s a good one. If not, I’ll try another one.
ALL the translations are great! Briggs has done a lot of other Tolstoy translations, too.
Hi. You have been generous to me over the years. I would like the Simenon and either one of the Viragos.
I’d love to give you one or more of these! I’m closing the “bidding” now to you and Cynthia. I’ll email you!