3 Meaty Novels

widsomIn  The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis De Bernières,  three neighboring falls find their Edwardian idyll shattered by the war. Lives and relationships are changed or destroyed by the ensuing conflict.  The Times of London called this a “feast of a novel.”  It is a “lovely tale” that is “both intimate and grand.”  In Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig, a plucky 11-year-old orphan embarks on what turns out to be a picaresque odyssey when he goes on the lam with a man called Herman the German. “Funny, suspenseful, and nostalgic,” this is a fitting farewell from Doig, who passed on in April of this year.  The Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry is a marvelous fable in which the fate of two destitute circus performers from the “Church of Marvels’ converge with other wayfarers.  The NY Times found this to be a powerful first novel: “well-written, gripping, Dickensian.”

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