Dear Great Book Guru, This weekend I will be attending my family’s annual Duck Hunt- rubber duckys, of course…. It will be great fun and I will see my siblings and lots of cousins, all of whom are avid readers. The question of the day will be what have you read lately? Do you have a book I can offer to the group? From A Family of Readers
Dear From A Family of Readers, It’s April so that means the latest Donna Leon novel has arrived. Her TEMPTATION OF FORGIVENESS is the newest in her Venice literary mysteries. As in the past, Inspector Brunetti faces a series of dilemmas that often have little to do with real criminality. Rather his is the struggle of a moral man living in a world of great moral complexity. There are few villains in Leon’s books but instead men and women who are dealing with issues that refuse to have simple outcomes. In this latest novel, it is the terrible consequences of the too kind heart that Leon presents to us - set against the ever beautiful, ever mysterious Venice. Highly recommended!
Another work you might consider is Sea Cliff author Margaret Gay Malone’s recently published CHOICES OF THE HEART. Malone writes a multi-generational novel set over two continents and many decades with many fascinating plot developments.