Books I'm reading this week:
My Coney Island Baby, Published January 17th 2019 by Jonathan Cape
I am finally getting into this novel about two married lovers who, for years, have been meeting once a month at Coney Island for an overnight assignation. Real life back home happens and they are dealing in the first chapters with the serious illness of the man's wife at home. The book is basically character-driven, though I am interested in the outcome of this unusual love situation.
The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake, a Canadian author, April, 2016, Doubleday
Here is story of family love, and love and loss of home and country. Fumi is searching for her older sister in post-war Japan, during the MacArthur era and the American occupation in Japan, and her unlikely helper is a displaced Japanese-Canadian who is in Japan with her father, a Canadian sent back to Japan after the war, rather than be sent to unknown parts of Canada away from the west coast that had been their home.
I am eager to see how this story unfolds.
Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also, It's Monday: What Are You Reading, and the Sunday Salon, Mailbox Monday