This is a difficult book to describe. There’s an avalanche, a slobbery dog, maybe a ghost, maybe an alien, maybe a spy, probably some mafia, and definitely a world weary cop. Also, it’s really funny and a good mystery.
This is an utterly delightly social study on umbrellas — what they have meant throughout history, how we use them today, and what they signify in literature.
Ten Books to Look Forward to in 2018
It’s what we obsessive readers do — make ever-longer lists of books we want to read. Looking ahead at the publishing calendar next year, here are some titles that have piqued my interest.