A Few Recommended Reads
The Brief History of the Dead (Kevin Brockmeier) One of the most original books of all time, drawing on an African tradition that there are two types of death: the one we’re used to, and then the one where everyone who ever knew you is also dead. Great read!
Lost Nation (Jeffrey Lent) So atmospheric you can smell the wood smoke. Set in the mid 1800s in a rough northern territory peopled by characters with many layers to admire or despise. Lent just needs to write more to make my top 10 writers list.
Live After Life (Kate Atkinson) A woman is reborn into her (almost the same) life repeatedly. However this is no mere sci-fi. It is a splendid, rich tapestry of the human experience, resilience, and family bonds. Set largely in the era of the two World Wars in England.