Aug 19, 2011

Roy's Book Picks for September

Roy has culled through some of the best titles we've previously considered but, for varying reasons, not selected.  He gave me the names and left me the hard work of listing and summarizing them.  Rather than recreate their summaries, I've listed the date they were posted and the name of the man responsible for each title.  So check out the post if you can't remember the book's description.
Note that nos. 3 and 4 are works of non-fiction, and the three novels were written by authors we have already read.  (And of those three authors, two were well-received and one was excoriated for the unforgettable Oscar and Lucinda.  That reaction, however, didn't prevent Peter from proposing him again.) 

1.  All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy (John, 2/23/09)
2.  A True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey (Peter, 2/8/11)
3.  Unbroken:  A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand (John, 12/12/10)
4.  The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson (Glen, 7/26/10 and Larry, 6/16/09)
5. Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner (Peter, 3/23/09)
Thanks, Roy.  See you all at Tom's on Tuesday.