Saturday, 18 February 2012

3 to Read

Stephanie A. Mann of the Supremacy and Survival blog has asked for my three favourite books but I am unequal to the task. I can't narrow it down so instead I'm going to mention three books which are on my Reading List.

1. Tim Gautreaux - Waiting for the Evening News. Gautreaux, who considers himself "to be a Catholic writer in the tradition of Walker Percy", has received rave reviews and I really enjoyed the Kindle sample of his short stories, so this collection of short stories from the American South is high on my To Read list. There's also a book about his work which looks interesting.

2. Rumer Godden - In This House of Brede. Godden, who converted to Catholicism relatively late in life, wrote this novel about a cloistered Benedictine community shortly after her conversion.

3. Y. B. Mangunwijaya - Durga / Umayi. The Catholic priest and political activist, Mangunwijaya, was a complex and extraordinary person. This novel sounds as if it is too.

1 comment:

  1. I have not heard of the first and the third, but I've enjoyed reading all of Godden's work, and especially In This House of Brede. Thank you!