Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
It is safe to say that this is going to be one of the best new books I have read this year.
Elizabeth Goudge, who is one of my favourites, is of course near the top of my list... but this newer author is quite something!
Matter-a-fact I think she ranks up there with Walker Percy, who I really need to read more of someday. Not to mention that Annie Dillard is supposed to have a new book out soon...
Other authors I am currently reading or reading about:
*biography of Dorothy Sayers
*DE Stevenson (Mrs Tim gets a job; England, war time; a happy book)
*a Miss Read book
*got three Elizabeth Goudge books I have not read yet (figured I needed the encouragement)
*Marilynne Robinson (have 3 of her 4 books at home currently)
(also Raymond Chandler's letters, and an early book by Anne Marrow Lindbergh, but I own these books and so find I take longer to read them!...just picked them up again)
light fun fiction:
*second newest from Mary Higgins Clark
The public library is a great service!
I really do recommend the book Gilead by M Robinson - I find it incredibly well-written and insightful. And wonderfully humbling because the writing is so well-crafted, as if carved slowly out of choice wood, that it puts all that I have written to shame.