Am so pleased that one of the books I released, ‘The Map of Love’ by Ahdaf Soueif, has been caught two days after I released it at the library’s cafe about a week ago.
A remarkable novel which tells the story of the history of the post-imperial Middle East, ‘Map’ is both a love story and a document of 30 years of bloodshed. This book is also the Âbest readÂ of the short list by general agreement of the Booker Prize committee. You can read the release notes here, and track down the other books released.
So far, I’ve released five books, and the other four still in the wild are:
‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’ by Helen Fielding — I love this book as much as the movie, it’s hilarious!
‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustav Flaubert – The author is a man ahead of his time! His story of the beautiful Madame Bovary scandalized Paris when it was first published in 1856. Today, it is recognised as a milestone in European literature.
‘Venetian Masque’ by Virginia Coffman
‘Guinevere’ by Norma Lorre Goodrich
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. “