15 Followers
15 Following
bookafied

Cheryl's books

Currently reading

The Collected Stories
John McGahern
Middlemarch
George Eliot
Omensetter's Luck
William H. Gass
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
A Naked Singularity (Paper)
Sergio De La Pava
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon
People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks A sacred jewish book, a Hagaddah, is being restored and it contains minute clues to its history. A dessicated butterfly wing, a short cats hair that had been used in a brush to paint the illuminated manuscript, salt crystals from splashed drops from the sea. Each is linked with a back story, going back 600 years. An interesting premise. The idea reminds me of E. Annie Proulx’s “Accordion Stories”.