China Dream by Ma Jian
A Cat, A Man and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki, author of the makioki sisters
The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
The Body Surfers by Robert Drewe
Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (Iowa Writers Project grad). Audiobook fm library
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So. 9 stories.
Ghosts of New York by Jim Lewis. Review in the NYT
Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge
All That She Carried by Tiya Miles. Non-fiction.
midwinter break by Bernard MacLaverty
Pere Goriot by Balzac. audiobook
Biographies by Hazel Rowley: Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre
Trust by Hernan Diaz. Tony was convincingly enthusiastic.
The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Nancy Pearl
River of the Gods by Candice Millard. Burton and Speke.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge. Tony rec. and others by her. Available on freading (public library)
The Black Sheep by Balzac. Tony reviewed.
Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman, set in Baltimore. Series in order.
The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
The Colony by Audry McGee. Kim and whispering gums
Blueback by Tim Winton
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins