“Women Talking” released this month is getting great reviews. So have previous novels by Canadian author Miriam Toews, whose books are bestsellers up north. Why is she so little known to American readers?
Here are a few titles I’ve gathered from my ongoing hunt for good books, including novels to anticipate in 2019, more Lucia Berlin stories, and the 2017 Prix Goncourt winner.
Some reading opportunities to be aware of, arriving soon. One (a thriller), already published in hardbound is being released in paperback; a non-fiction treasure from the well-known essayist, Pico Iyer, might just become a best-seller; and a literary novel, from a Canadian author, promises to be an engaging story.