Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Kate Atkinson is another of my favorite authors. She's a fairly recent find during a long, relaxing shelf browse at the old Reader's Guide location in West Salem. That first book? Behind the Scenes at the Museum. I fell in love with her quirky creativity and use of the english language. After being less than thrilled with her next couple of books, I nearly decided to quit her. Fortunately, after hearing a review of her latest book, I decided to pick back up where I left off--Case Histories. Three books later I hope she never stops writing mysteries centered around her character, Jackson Brodie.
This month I'm enjoying a book by Luis Alberto Urrea, The Hummingbird's Daughter. Will I pick up another of his novels when I'm finished with this one? Yes. He's pulled me into his story (about his great Aunt), Mexico and the lives of his characters. I can't wait to turn the next page.