A collection of short stories by a Canadian author arrived in the mail this week, and I couldn't put it down. Then, I found my nose deep into Newfoundland territory as I read reviews about Michael Crummey's new novel. Amidst the Canadians, also, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Here's what I know of these three upcoming books.
"Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life" is a compilation of Michael Greenberg's columns from the "Times Literary Supplement." They are funny, wise and a great joy to read.