Oops, went to the library, found some good stuff. In addition to the Hungarian novel (see below), I picked up a book of short stories by Constance Fenimore Woolson which I had requested and a non-fiction on Istanbul.
The "Deal Me In" card this week is the 7 of Diamonds so once again I head to Project Gutenberg for The Excursion by Edwina Stanton Babcock (1875-1965) (in The Best Short Stories of 1917)
A snooty woman gets her comeuppance on a steamboat excursion.
A brief bio from The Best Short Stories of 1917: "Babcock, Edwina Stanton. Born at Nyack, N. Y. One of eleven
children. Academic experience up to age of twenty-three, one year in
private school. Attended extension classes in English, Teachers'
College, Columbia University. Author "Greek Wayfarers," a volume of
verse. First short story, "The Diary of a Cat," Harper's Magazine,
August, 1904. Her deepest enthusiasms are children, the mountains of
Greece, the French Theatre, and the Irish imagination. She lives at
Nyack, N. Y., and Nantucket, Mass."
from the library...
Katalin Street by Magda Szabó; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
from my shelves...
The Odyssey by Homer: translated from the Greek by Emily Wilson
Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas; translated from the Spanish by Jonathan Dunne
This was so much fun. I didn't want it to end.