The rain has stopped and the snow has started; flurries have left a thin layer of snow, but it seems real winter has arrived.
A novel with magic and fantasy by Laurent Gaude, Hell's Gate, in translation, arrived for review from public relations for Gallic Books. A Neapolitan taxi driver tries to bring his son back from the dead by searching for the entrance to the underground. This theme reminds me of the Italian poet Dante as well as Asian beliefs.
Great Books of China: From Ancient Times to the Present by Frances Wood, published December 13, 2017, gives an account of the books, poetry, and important literature of China that describe the history and culture.
Twelve Angry Librarians, caught my eye. I can't imagine twelve angry librarians, at least not in the same space. The book is the eighth in the Cat in the Stacks series.
What's on your reading desk this week?