I don't want to say too much about books I'm just starting and certainly nothing but titles of the ones I just got at the library this weekend, but I was pleased to get a new novel by the author of The Time-Traveler's Wife, Audry Niffenegger. David and I had both read Time-Traveler several years ago and were absolutely fascinated. It's in a category all by itself -- part science fiction/fantasy, part literary love story, part adventure. You have to read it to know what I mean here probably.
Anyway, I just began the first few chapters of Her Fearful Symmetry, and it looks to be a good choice too.The story involves two twin sisters. One of them left England and moved to Lake Forest, Illinois. She has two twin daughters. The two British women were evidentally estranged for twenty-five years or so. When the London sister dies, she leaves a valuable London apartment to her two twenty-year-old American nieces on the condition that they live there for a year without selling it and never allow their parents to set foot in it. It promises to be an intriguing plot . . .
Other books on the docket to read soon include a new novel by William Trevor, excellent Irish writer; short stories by the amazing playwright and actor, Sam Shepard;, a novel of Victorian ladies in India; a novel set in the era of the cultural revolution in China; another Susan Hill Simon Seraillier mystery, and McCall Smith's next in the 44 Scotland Street series, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (wonderfully hilarious reference to Czech writer Milan's Kundera's serious novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being).
What are you reading now? Please comment. It's lonely doing the only talking ... ;)