Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
How Will Your Loved Ones Remember You?
Off the Shelf
By Ariel S. Winter
| Monday, July 25, 2016
CHARMING BILLY by Alice McDermott purports to be the life of
Billy Lynch, a handsome, charming (as the title says), big-hearted man whose
life was shaped by his first love. Upon returning to New York after World War
II, Billy and his cousin Dennis spend the summer on Long Island renovating Dennis’s
stepfather’s second home. While there, they meet a pair of Irish sisters,
nannies to one of the wealthy families that summer in the palatial “cottages”
of the Hamptons. READ