Sep 30, 2019

It's Monday: Books of Love and Loss

Books I'm reading this week:

My Coney Island Baby

My Coney Island BabyPublished 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

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 SalonMailbox Monday


  1. I remember a movie a long time ago about a situation similar to Coney Island Baby. I don’t remember the name of it, but it starred Alan Alda, I think. I have a friend whose dad had a second life. It didn’t have good consequences for either family. I wonder how that book will turn out.

    Have a great week!

  2. I know the movie Deb is talking about - I think it might be Same Time Next Year. Both of those books look good to me.

  3. Yes, I was thinking the same as Deb and Kathy about the first book - sounds like Same Time Next Year.

  4. My Coney Island Baby looks tempting. Enjoy your books and the upcoming week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. Yep. Same Time Next Year is the movie. I've heard mixed things about My Coney Island Baby, but I still want to read it.

  6. Interesting sounding books. I hope you enjoy them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Your books are new to me but they look interesting. My weekly update

  8. Coney Island Baby looks interesting. Like some of the other commenters, it made me think of Same Time Next Year as well. :)

  9. I hope you continue to enjoy them both.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  10. Same Time Next Year came to my mind too.
    Enjoy both of your books!

  11. I read My Coney Island Baby some time ago and thought it was pretty good - kind of a quiet story but good.


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