Carrie's Book List
Here are some of the books that Carrie is thinking about right now.
A beautiful tale of the strife of traditions in a changing Ireland, woven together with the threads of a modern day mystery. Perhaps the most elegant bit, is the underlying story of a girl-then-young-woman trying desperately to hold together the traditions of men.
Saturation diving, colonizing Mars, a strong but troubled woman . . . this novel sets up like a Sigourney Weaver sci-fi adventure, but instead delivers a powerful and intimate exploration of humanity.
Two women trade lives to escape their own. Foresight would have mentioned they now have to deal with the new ones.
I laughed (loudly). I cried (more than once). Pretty soon, Bachman is just going to give us a title and we will have all of the feels.
Poetry and Art - this is basically a solitary hike in perfect weather in book form. For every person and every age.
Reading Washington is a tangible experience, and I loved sitting with this quietly shouting story of turmoil and romance of two young men told almost entirely in their time apart.
All of the weird and introspective perfection I adore in modern Japanese literature, encapsulated in one novella.
The best Fantasy book I have read in years. Really, years.
I can always trust Bibiloasis to come out with lovely translations. Never has a novel so utterly simple left me with such deep contemplation.
Feed your belly, feed your soul, and fall in love with the Pasta Grannies.