In my book bag:
Mary by Janis Cooke Newman
My friend Nancy Chirinos strongly recommended this to me last year. I bought it and put it on my shelf and promptly couldn’t find it. Two nights ago, while searching in a completely different area than I thought I had left it, I found it. The receipt was for March. That’s how long it has been misplaced. I started it that night and I am hooked.
Goodbye and Amen by Beth Gutcheon
I really enjoyed Domestic Pleasures. When I did a little research on Beth, I discovered her husband was my eight grade English teacher! (It’s a small world) I’ve been meaning to try her again and I’ve heard good things about this novel.
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse by Thomas McNamee
Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones