Bookseller Summer Reading: Part 1 August 20, 2012
Posted by Galaxy in Book Reviews.
Tags: staff picks, summer reading
Hey! We’re back! And we’re turning a (virtual) fresh page on the blog with a new series of bookseller Q&A.
For the first question, we’re tweaking the quintessential “What I did on my summer vacation” a bit and asking, “What did you read this summer?”
Our first answer comes from Edgar Davis, who has two books to recommend:
, by Walter Mosley, is part of the Easy Rawlings Detective Series which includes Devil in a Blue Dress and Little Yellow Dog. This installment deliver the same detailed, imaginative and introspective narration from the story’s hero, Ezekial Rawlings, a private-eye and Korean War veteran who makes his home in the L.A. of the 1950′s, 60′s and 70′s. While using his detective’s skill to aid a member of of his close-knit African-American community, Easy’s own life becomes complicated when he’s abandoned by Bonnie, the love of his life.
The Devil’s Storybooks
, by Natalie Babbitt, is a delightfully collection of fables written with a rare combination of light-heartedness and sharp wit. The tales are both funny and profound. A good book for anyone from 13 to 30.