My summer reading has ground to a halt. Time to check out the Flippist library for suitable replacements. We'll skip the Sock-Monkey Erotica, I'm too hot already for that kind of foolishness. I really should be reading my copy of Teach Yourself Icelandic but the lesson stories are full of farm accidents, orphans and other melancholy. Here's a copy of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine...I'll just open it in the middle..."The labial appendages of the Hottentot women have been celebrated for years..."I'll pass on that. I really should have another go at Halldór Laxness's Paradise Reclaimed- Iceland and Mormons! Together! Probably not the lightest fare.
Aha! Here is the book I need. Four Souls, by Louise Erdrich, This modern saga-writer of the Upper Midwest and her multi-generational novels of Indian and German culture in Minnesota and North Dakota are always worth the time. If you want to start in on her work, pick up a copy of Tracks. She has been compared to Faulkner and Garcia Márquez...enough said. I'll take this down to the screen porch and curl up with the story of Fluer Pillager.