Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Stay-at-home shelfie #25

This shelf is sponsored by the letters K through N.

The Frangipani Hotel is a wonderful story collection by Pennsylvania native Violet Kupersmith. The tales are infused with Vietnamese folklore.

Count Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive among the novels I am really looking forward to reading. (Having to shelter in place hasn't led to a big increase in my available time for recreational reading.) Luiselli has also written the nonfiction Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, which I have somewhere. I can't remember if I left it at the LNP | LancasterOnline office when I packed up for the final time more than a month ago.

That hardcover edition of The Last Picture Show was featured in a September 2019 post about the embossed book stamp inside.

Slade House by David Mitchell is a creepy sort-of epiloque to his 600-plus-page The Bone Clocks, which I found enjoyable but uneven. It's nice to have works by him to look forward to. His Utopia Avenue, about the "the strangest British band you've never heard of," is supposed to be published in early summer.

I continue to like how some of these alphabetical combinations worked out; it's appropriate to have David Mitchell and Haruki Murakami on the same shelf. I reviewed Murakami's The Strange Library in 2016.

It will be a while before we return to the alphabetical-by-author fiction. There are a few other shelves in between. (I need to stick with doing these posts in the order I shot the photographs, or I will get very lost and confused.)

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