Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I have read some fabulous books lately, most notably The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country by Louise Erdrich while on our trip (trips are always good for getting some real reading done). I am currently reading Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie, an utterly gorgeous novel set in Pakistan. I am realizing now that all three books, each in their own way, are about love and language and place; all of them are about deciphering writing (through translation, through pictrographs, through code) to find the enduring truth within. It doesn't hurt that all three are written with such beauty and tenderness, either. I recommend them highly.