Holy Schnikies That Smarted

So I was fooling around in the garage last night and caught my wing in the fold of the garage door. Yes, it hurt as much as you might think it did. Twenty-four hours later I am still feeling it. And writing (always a challenge even on good days) is no easier. So I am not sure how often I will post over the next few days — depends upon how quickly the ibuprofen kicks in.

In my downtime, I should be able to do some reading. Here are three newly minted Book Sense picks I have my eye on (and you may want to check out, too):

sacred.JPGSacred Games by Vikram Chandra
. “Want to get lost in a big, sprawling hardcore mystery? Pick up this delicious new novel and revel in outsized gangsters, jaded policemen, and a story that stretches from the separation of India and Pakistan to modern terrorism. Chandra’s subcontinent teems with all of the complexities of modern and ancient societies, wealth and poverty, crime and justice. Read long and enjoy!” -Jane Jacobs, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, Mass.

earth.JPGReturning to Earth by Jim Harrison
. “Each section of this brilliant novel set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is told from the perspective of a different character dealing with loss and love. I think this is one of the best novels I’ve read in months, and if you’re discovering Jim Harrison for the first time, this is a great book to get you started on his work.” -Gayle Shanks, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona

red.JPGRed River by Lalita Tademy 
”Lalita Tademy does a great job of telling the true story of the massacre of black men in Colfax, Louisiana, in 1873 and brings to life the story of three generations of African Americans who were affected by this horrific event.” -Tiffany Dow, A Shade of Gray Bookstore, Indianapolis

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3 Comments on “Holy Schnikies That Smarted”

  1. Anne Bretts Says:

    So sorry about the mishap. We’re doing a salon next Saturday, discussin atheism and in particular two books on the subject. You and your customers are welcome to join us, and if you’d like to promote the books, we’d be thrilled to send folks your way to buy them. The books are Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” and Sam Harris’ “Letter to a Christian Nation.”

  2. Anne Bretts Says:

    Sorry for the typo (discussing.)


  3. Thanks for the comments, Anne. Both titles are readily available at River City Books. Feel free to share additional details about the salon and how folks can participate. You’ve chosen two books that are sure to generate an interesting discussion. I know I’ll check it out. Best of luck.

    -The Raven


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