Susanita (bardhlul) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Books 39 & 40 - holiday reads

As it happens, my two latest books were both holiday related, so it makes sense to post the blurbs today.

Myspouse is sleeping, but the four-legged alarm clock woke me faithfully at the crack of dawn. :)

39: A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote - one of my office mates recommended these stories to me - they're three stories from the author's childhood during the Depression when he lived with some relatives in the Deep South - they're sweet and a little sad and quirky, not unlike my office mate.

40: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny - a highly unpleasant resident of Three Pines is electrocuted at the annual Boxing Day curling match, and it soon becomes apparent this was no accident - this was an interesting story and a deeper look into this charming little town in eastern Quebec - I especially appreciated the disparate references to Leonard Cohen, the Book of Isaiah, and the Montreal Canadiens - on the other hand, some of the secondary characters are rather two-dimensional, and I found the allusions to a case from the inspector's past annoying - nonetheless I'll stick with the series and read the next one in due course.

Tags: autobiography, mystery

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