Read for Benecia Literary Arts and audience seemed to like the female touch in Salt and Paper: 65 Candles. Cooperative, peaceful, spiritual, living life with meaning of contribution and higher calling.
Reading Julian Barnes for a book group led by Pat Holt, former SF Chronicle’s book review. We’re thinking of what would make a modern classic where woman are portrayed realistically as powerful as they often are. Enough of the put downs of women and what is womanly. Julian Barnes book is The Sense of an Ending and is about memory. I’ll let you know what I think of this novel.
I find that anything I read helps me with my own writing. The Barnes book has a voice I don’t much like but the story is different. I want to follow this voice and see if it takes any turns that makes me change my mind and if I would consider it for a modern classic. More later.