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Chris Cleave has a new book out titled Gold, just in time for the upcoming Olympic Games. Collections of stories by Mikhail Bulgakov, Diaboliad & Other Stories and Note on the Cuff & Other Stories are available in English translation for the first time ever. If you have never read Cleave, nail a copy of Little Bees.

Meanwhile, I’m poring over Pat Conroy’s Beach Music, a tome of 768 pages. Story is gripping and fast-going. Perfect for travel.

6 Responses

  1. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Beach Music. It has been on my shelves (sadly, unread) for years.

  2. Just finished Gold; Cleave and really enjoyed it (no review yet).

  3. I remember when I read Beach Music. My husband and I had just relocated and I didn’t have a job. I picked up the book at the local library knowing nothing about it and started reading it that afternoon. It remains the only book that I have read straight through with no interruptions. I think I went to bed sometime the next day. Enjoy it

    • The many intertwined lives and interludes of reminiscences did capture me into the late hours of the night. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

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