2009 Mother’s Day Pick: Atlas of the Unknowns
They say that we sometimes buy gifts for others that we covet for ourselves.
Mary Turner got this for Mother’s Day.
It’s hot off the press and alas a hardback, but it’s hard to get ahead of ole’ Mar Mar.
She seems to read everything, so I have to work hard on my selections.
(Throughout this site, I will try and give credit to “Mary’s List”, because she is literally one of the best readers I know. Except that bad Joyce Carol Oats problem she has…let’s face it, JCO kinda sucks.)
I love the SF Chronicle’s book review section. They like new writers. And here is what they had to say about it:
Once in a while, a novel comes along that makes you wonder why people don’t read more fiction – why, given the right book, anyone would choose to do anything else. “Atlas of Unknowns,” the dazzling, original and deeply absorbing debut by Tania James, is this rare book.
(Read the entire review here.)
Oh, I realize I am taking a risk. I could continue to have the ‘Indian Disconnect’ with Mom. She is, in fact, probably one of only 6 people that walked out of Slumdog Millionaire. And when I asked if she luuuuvvvved White Tiger, the response was tepid.
But we’ll give it a go.
I’m thinking that, at the very least, she’ll mail it to me…..