Sleuthing Through the Snow

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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.

Books for Liv­ing: Some 6JQWIJVU QP 4GCFKPI 4GƃGEVKPI CPF 'ODTCEKPI .KHG (Knopf), $16, by Will Sch­walbe “A fol­low-up to his ma­jes­tic The End of Your Life Book Club, this is a love let­ter to read­ing and read­ers.”

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(Grove Wei­den­feld), $16, by

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.”

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