Currently Reading: Diary of The Fall, The Wild Dark Flowers & Pioneer Girl

I have plans with a friend this evening and an afternoon seminar set for tomorrow, but I am also planning on some quality time with my books. I’ve got three going at the moment.
Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub This is I picked up from Other Press at BEA. Set in Brazil, it so far tells the story of  a young Jewish man who is examining his identity as a Jew in the aftermath of cruel bullying and serious injury of one of his non-Jewish classmates (which he participates in). His decisions and their eventual friendship are predicated on the examination of the lives of his father and grandfather and how both men deal with their own Jewish faith and identity. The Wild Dark Flowers by Elizabeth Cooke I had no idea that this was a sequel when I first started reading, but so far it has in no way affected my enjoyment of the story about the changes occurring on an English estate in the midst of the war. Sound familiar? Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen I’m listening to this on audio and it’s a little slow going for some reason. Still, it’s the story of a young woman of Vietnamese descent discovering her own story in the midst of exploring Rose Wilder Lane’s. The premise is so appealing and it’s full of interesting history.

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