Books to Read


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

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