I love Southern writers & Truman Capote is one of my favorites! He was the master of short stories and Breakfast At Tiffany's is a masterpiece. The book published in 1958 tells a story of a young girl who comes to NYC to reinvent herself in the hopes of finding fame & fortune...it doesn't end well! More than 5 decades later NYC is still mangling Holly Go lightly types, it's a cautionary tale.
The Yellow Birds -This book reads like poetry. I wanted to read it slowly to appreciate the beauty of his writing, but I needed to read it quickly, as it was too painful to linger over. Yet another book about the random stupidity, the senseless waste and the horrific psychic costs of war. But well worth reading.
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan Blacking out is never good. But imagine this: A 24-year-old New York Post reporter wakes strapped to a hospital bed. No recollection of the entire past month. A true story of a woman’s descent into madness and the rare medical condition that got her there. You won’t be able to look away.
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"May is 'Get Caught Reading' Month" and at "Jen's Book Thoughts," she starts it out "with one of the most well-known crime writers reading another of the genre's greats. Stephen King is thoroughly engrossed in Lee Child's TRIPWIRE. Maggie from 'Team Lee' send this picture taken by John Wilcox of the Boston Herald."