Best of 2019

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield. A meandering magical sojourn along the winding upper Thames. Only one other person in our NYC Book Club liked it besides me. The others pretty much hated it. So.

Discovered Sadie Jones. First read Snakes, her recent novel about a ramshackle inn in France and then her older The Uninvited GuestsBoth feature awful mothers and quirky dwellings. Witty prose.

Ruth Reichl’s Save Me The Plums proves that not only is she a legendary food editor and writer, but a really good story teller. Lots of fun.

The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern’s long awaited second novel after one of my favorites The Night Circus. So far Part I conjures her fantastical other worlds.

New novels by Richard Russo, Elinor Lipman & Ann Patchett were surprisingly lackluster.

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