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Here is what I am reading now, then and next!
I am just about to start Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield, which is a book that was on my wishlist for ages but I have only just got round to buying. The blurb doesn’t exactly make it sound like the most cheerful of books as you can see…
The Taliban have disappeared from Kabul’s streets, but the long shadows of their brutal regime remain. In his short life eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of family to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence.
Then Mariya finds a position as housekeeper for a charismatic western woman, Georgie, and Fawad dares to hope for an end to their struggle. He soon discovers that his beloved Georgie is caught up in a dangerous love affair with the powerful Afghan warlord Haji Khan. But even a man as influential as Haji Khan can’t protect Fawad from the next tragedy to blight his young life, a tragedy so devastating that it threatens to destroy the one thing Fawad thought he could never lose: his love for his country.
Let’s hope it doesn’t leave me feeling too depressed!
This week I have read The Mermaids Singing by Lucy Carey, which I picked up in a charity shop for a few pennies. It is the story of three generations of women and it is set in Ireland and America. I really enjoyed the book, despite the fact that none of the characters are very likeable! I had never heard of the author before but I am keen to check out more of her novels on the strength of this one. My review will be up soon.
I picked up two books in the library this morning – Jesus Man by Christos Tsiolkas and Late Night in Montreal by Emily St John Mandel, so one of these may well be next on my reading list.