Happy #BookBday to three whimsical, mythical reads:
DON’T I KNOW YOU? by Marni Jackson
This debut “whimsical collection of linked stories” (Kirkus Reviews) follows one woman’s life from age 16 to 60, and what happens when certain celebrities—Neil Young, Meryl Streep, John Updike, Taylor Swift, Karl Ove Knausgaard—start turning up in her private life, at the spa, in the middle of a break-up, even on the operating table.
THE TENGU’S GAME OF GO by Lian Hearn (Book 4 in the Tale of Shikanoko)
The fourth and final book in an epic, action-packed four-volume adventure in mythical, medieval Japan, where the drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. “Expect graphic violence, fairy-tale magic, flights of comedy, and operatic melodrama but also genuine intimacy and tragedy.” — Kirkus Reviews
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF CABAL by Jonathan L. Howard
“The fifth adventure of Johannes Cabal, a ‘necromancer of some little infamy,’ is the culmination of his quest to resurrect his deceased beloved, Berenice. Cabal remains an entertaining antihero whose complexities have deepened over time, and the conclusion of the narrative threads that have spanned the previous four Cabal books is both satisfying and touching.” — Publishers Weekly