Books and other good things
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I'm interrupting my 'break' again to give you news of one of my top favourite books this year: Niall Williams' History of the Rain is on the Man Booker Prize longlist and fully deserves its place there. It's a wonderful novel - as I hope I've made clear here - and I wish it every success, so fingers crossed that it makes the shortlist in September.
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- Apart from the stock, Parnassus Books' shop dogs would be a major draw for me, if I lived in Nashville; booksellers of Britain, take note! - From Tennessee to the neighbouring state of Alabama, and today is the 54th. anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. I've written before about the book's significance to me, but by any standards it is a very special novel, so I'm glad to...
I'm not going to beat about the bush here; I'll just say that Bodies of Light , the new novel by Sarah Moss, deserves to go straight to the top of your 'must read' lists. This is a very fine work indeed: tightly controlled and restrained, and all the more powerful for it; elegant, eloquent; founded on careful research, every fact used with skill and precision to make a point - and there are many...