Friday
31
May
2013

Red July Books

 

 

Gatsby fever comes to Red July issue as Sarah Churchwell’s Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby is named Book of the Month. Fantastic companion to the book and a re-reading (or in my case, um, a reading) of the novel. Come and hear Sarah talk more about the story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest creation at Faber for Mumsnet Academy on Sat 29 June. I had better hurry up and finish the book. (Love the film. But I have a lot of questions for the academics who will be present.)

Also in July books: A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell, one of the few thriller writers I really enjoy. TransAtlantic by Colum McCann, a soaring, lyrical, historical novel reminiscent of Ian McEwan’s Atonement. Plus two fantastic American non-fiction reads: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, an agony aunt collection which I can’t recommend highly enough. And the brilliant If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother by Saturday Night Live’s Julia Sweeney

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