It's always an exciting day when Bonny and Carole and I announce the next Read With Us title . . . and today's the day!
Without further ado . . .
our next Read With Us selection is . . .
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.
I have just started reading this one, having just picked up a copy from my library before heading up north for the week. I noticed that one of the "blurbs" on the back of the book has this to say . . .
"Meg Mason pulls off an extraordinary feat -- this is a novel that is darkly funny and unsparing of its targets but also gentle and humane . . . Once you open it, cancel your plans. You won't be putting it down."
--- Jacqueline Maley, Sydney Morning Herald
And at this early stage, I can say that . . . Ms. Maley is right. Once you dig in, it's hard to put down!
We'll be talking more about the book and providing additional background information throughout July. Then . . . mark your calendars for our blog book discussions/Zoom discussion on Tuesday, September 13 (7:00 pm Eastern time).
We hope you'll be as excited as we are to read what The Guardian calls "an incredibly funny and devastating debut."
Read With Us this summer!
Previous Read With Us book selections:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Fever by Mary Beth Keane
I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
Matrix by Lauren Groff
Agatha of Little Neon by Claire Luchette
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart