Sleuthing Through the Snow
The latest in Louise Penny’s Gamache series, Kingdom of
the Blind (Minotaur Books, available Nov. 27), plays out in the snowy Quebec countryside and the dark Montreal streets. Here are three of the author’s favorite reads.
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John Kennedy Toole “Pompous, ponderous, deluded, magniwcent.
I read this when it wrst came out [in 1980] and it so amazed, amused and moved me that I knew I’d have to revisit it. John Kennedy Toole continues to astound.”
%QNNGEVGF 2QGOU (Vintage), $26, by W.H. Auden “These are poems I have beside me as I write, and read often. When asked by aspiring writers for advice, I always suggest reading poetry. Auden is the one I turn to.”