I love David Mitchell’s books to a crazy degree. Now he’s translated and introduced a very different type of book, The Reason I Jump, a memoir about autism by a 13-year-old Japanese boy. Here he talks to Jon Stewart about it. You can also read his introduction to the book here.
Last week was a good week.
It’s a fiction kind of week. Fiction and food. Yeah.
BETWEEN FRIENDS by Amos Oz. These eight interconnected stories, set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yikhat, draw masterly profiles of idealistic men and women enduring personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century.
THE ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD: Finding Wilderness in the Nature We’ve Made by J.B. MacKinnon. An award-winning ecology writer goes looking for the wilderness we’ve lost, providing an eye-opening account of the true relationship between humans and nature.
365 SLOW COOKER RECIPES by Stephanie O’Dea. New slow cooker recipes from the wildly popular Crockpot365.blogspot.com and New York Times best-selling author Stephanie O’Dea
THE MACAROON BIBLE by Dan Cohen. Coconut macaroons updated for a new generation with flavors like Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, and more.
BEAUTIFUL LIES by Clare Clark. Now in paperback. From an award-winning novelist described by Hilary Mantel as “one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture,” the story of the exotic wife of a Scottish aristocrat who is not what she seems, set against the backdrop of the cultured drawing rooms and emerging tabloid culture of late Victorian London.
INVENTING THE ENEMY by Umberto Eco. Now in paperback. A collection of timely essays written over the last ten years by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and best-selling author.
Happy eating —er — reading!
See previous post about loving the Russians, and now: this.
Guys, go look for The Ludwig Conspiracy wherever you buy books (or e-books!). From the author of The Hangman’s Daughter, The Ludwig Conspiracy is a historical thriller set in contemporary Bavaria, about Ludwig II’s mysterious death and the long-lost diary that could unlock its secrets.
The author is currently visiting the U.S. from Germany for a book tour in the following cities:
The Book Cellar, Chicago - tonight! at 7PM!
The Belmont Library, San Francisco - September 14, 3PM
Powell’s, Portland - September 15, 4PM
Third Place Books, Seattle - September 16, 7PM
Come out and meet Oliver Poetzsch!
One of my favorite Calvinos! On sale all month for $2.99! (E-book, that is.)
I wasn’t meant for reality, but life came and found me.
- Fernando Pessoa (via seabois)
My hope is that you’ll spend the dollars you’ve saved on vodka to pick up a book by Mikhail Kuzmin.
- Justin Torres wants you to read Mikhail Kuzmin. Apparently he’s good even without vodka.