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.
Why is it so wonderfully delightful to
witness the dread and misery of characters who return to where they are
from? Is it the sheer thrill of voyeurism when we get to peek behind
closed doors into lives that may be a little worse off than our own? Is
it the comfort of knowing we aren’t the only people out there that may
find our loved ones a bit challenging from time to time? The world may
never know. But why don’t we leave those questions to the gods and simply
look at tales of homecoming. These 5 books are particularly perfect for
those of you traveling back home for Thanksgiving.