Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas brought a deluge of books. I scored big with B & N bargain books. I got The Help; Alice Munro's-The View From Castle Rock; Christina Kline's- The Way Life Should Be; Lauren Groff's- The Monsters of Templeton; E.L. Doctorow's- Homer & Langley. I got 3 paperbacks - all mysteries - Aaron Elkins, Ruth Rendell & Deborah Crombie.

Dwight got the bio of Andrew Jackson, plus Too Big to Fail (about the economy - not GM) & Richard Dawkins The Greatest Show On Earth - The Evidence for Evolution. And he still has his B&N card to spend!

Interesting - the number of authors incorporating fact into fiction these days. Doctorow has apparently been doing it for ages & this is true of Munro's book as well. It's nothing new though - Alan Eckert - did it with his American History novels for many years. He called them 'narrative history' and they had volumes of foot notes which were worth reading by themselves!

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