The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?
What You Wish For, by Katherine Center – (NetGalley – 7/14/20)
“The story’s message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth.”—Kirkus (starred review)
BOOKS READ SINCE MY LAST POST OF 6/30/20:
The House Guest, by Mark Edwards
Dead Letters, by Caite Dolan-Leach
The Half Sister, by Sandie Jones
I discovered this book on other blogs, and loved the blurb and the timeliness of it. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder
The book is available now, so I plan to add it to my shelves soon.
Description: “People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book.” —Rebecca Solnit
From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.
Soon to be a major motion picture.