A couple of books caught my attention over the weekend . . .
the review in the New York times and quickly added it to my TBR wish list. I love stories about people's ability to change.
Bursting with energy, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is a big hearted, soulful, and inspired novel that ponders life's terrible surprises and the heart's uncanny capacity to mend and become whole again. (goodreads)
Anywhoo - Winter Journal is also favorably reviewed in the NYT, and Paul Auster being compared to Joan Didon and Julian Barnes is a no brainer for me. I must get to know him better! On to my TBR wish list it goes!
Facing his sixty-third winter, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations - both pleasurable and painful. Thirty years after the publication of The Invention of Solitude, in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother's life and death. Winter Journal is a highly personal meditation on the body, time, and memory, by one of our most intellectually elegant writers. (goodreads)
Shadow of the Wind and Angel's Game. The audiobook happened to come in at the library while I was trolling the shelves and I nabbed it right off the cart. It's books like this that get me out of bed every morning at 5:30 for an hour of walking and listening . . .