And the new books added to my (way too long) TBR list include….
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Great topic, and who didn’t love his Devil in the White City! Super excited about this one.
This book has been getting tons of buzz. The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer caught my eye a few weeks ago when it was on several websites. Here’s the summary from Booklist:
Life begins to imitate art when Stellar Plains’ edgy new drama teacher decides to stage Lysistrata as the high school’s annual production. Faculty, administrators, and students alike are literally enchanted by Aristophanes’ mordant antiwar comedy. Women and girls who are otherwise happily married or in a blossoming relationship suddenly decide to withhold their affections from their husbands, lovers, and boyfriends. The once passionate sex life of popular English teachers Robby and Dory Lang abruptly ends, as does the nascent relationship of their daughter Willa, who sharply breaks up with her first boyfriend. Most affected of all, however, is Marissa Clayborn, the charismatic young black girl cast in the play’s lead, who decides to stage her own bed-in sex strike in protest of the war in Afghanistan. When Marissa fails to appear on opening night, all hell breaks loose as spurned men storm the stage demanding the resumption of normal relations.
First of all, if you haven’t read Justin Evans’ A Good and Happy Child, do it. Cause it’s freakin weird, in an awesome way. And so now I cannot resist his next- The White Devil. Hope it is as equally bizarre!