Monday, March 2, 2020
Oregon's own Ann Patchett is Deborah Reed, the author of seven novels and the owner of the Cloud & Leaf Bookstore in Manzanita. Hubby and I sneaked away for a couple of days at the Oregon coast and I came away from the Cloud & Leaf with this enticing collection of new books.
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters. This is Waters's memoir about her years before opening Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Of course I want to read it!
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. I've loved the few books of his I've read so far and want to read more.
Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston wrote this book about the last man brought to America on a slave ship after interviewing him in 1927, but it was not published until 2018.
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler. The description of this reminded me of M. F. K. Fisher's With Bold Knife and Fork, one of my favorite books, so I had to get it.
Provence, 1970 : M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr. I recently read a book about American food writers in France that talked about the events described in this book, so I want to read it.
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose. A book about books -- I can't resist.
What new books came into your house last week?
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