Saturday, April 28, 2018

April (fourth week) 2018 Reads

This week the "Deal Me In" card is the Ten of Clubs; the story essay is The Unexpected Scent of Salad by Yasujiro Ozu; translated from the Japanese by Adam Kuplowsky

Yasujiro Ozu (1903–1963) was a film director and screenwriter. These are selections from his prose writing for periodicals. Marunouchi Staffage: A tour of Tokyo’s commercial strip (1933); The Unexpected Pleasures of Riding Trains (1937); and Here We Are, on Narayama: A few words about my mother (1958).

from my shelves...

Sphinx by Anne Garréta; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan

Banthology: Stories from Unwanted Nations by Sarah Cleave (Editor), Anoud (Contributor),
Wajdi Al-Ahdal (Contributor), Ubah Cristina Ali Farah (Contributor), Najwa Binshatwan Contributor), Rania Mamoun (Contributor), Fereshteh Molavi (Contributor), Zaher Omareen (Contributor) , Ruth Ahmedzai Kem (Translator), Basam Ghalayini (Translator), Perween Richards (Translator), Sawad Hussain (Translator), William M. Hutchins (Translator), Hope Campbell Gustafson (Translator)
An anthology of stories from writers from the countries whose people the Trump administration wants to exclude from immigration to the USA. Some of these stories are excellent, one or two are not so great, but all give a very human look at the plight of refugees. 

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
I enjoyed this charming epistolary novel. She is in England dealing with a so-so marriage, he is in Denmark grieving the loss of his wife.
Free advance review copy 

Sleeping Mask: Fictions by Peter LaSalle
Very nice short stories. Definitely a keeper to reread.  Publisher sent me a free copy along with an advance review copy of another title (one I requested) through LibraryThing.

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