I spent most of last week watching the Pope's visit on TV and feeling smug that I also have a Fiat 500L Hatchback!! One of the few if not the only one in town! It is much roomier inside than it looks from the outside. There is a lot of space between my head and the roof, for instance, and lots of leg room in the back seats. Not much of trunk space, tho.
The library has been a good place to visit for books. Here are two I borrowed last week:
The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian Nobel prize winner, published March 10, 2015.
The Discreet Hero, follows two characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felícito Yanaqué, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead.
I gave it four stars and hope to return to the library for more of his books!
An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy, published April 5, 2015.
On the outskirts of a small town in Bengal, a family lives in solitude in their vast new house. Here, lives intertwine and unravel. A widower struggles with his love for an unmarried cousin. Bakul, a motherless daughter, runs wild with Mukunda, an orphan of unknown caste adopted by the family. Confined in a room at the top of the house, a matriarch goes slowly mad; her husband searches for its cause as he shapes and reshapes his garden.