Thursday, October 1, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You ~ Thirteen Ways of Looking; Colum McCann

A longtime fan of author Colum McCann, I'm looking forward to his latest book, a novella and (3) short stories set to release October 13th.

Random House


In the exuberant title novella, a retired judge reflects on his life’s work, unaware as he goes about his daily routines that this particular morning will be his last. In “Sh’khol,” a mother spending Christmas alone with her son confronts the unthinkable when he disappears while swimming off the coast near their home in Ireland. In “Treaty,” an elderly nun catches a snippet of a news report in which it is revealed that the man who once kidnapped and brutalized her is alive, masquerading as an agent of peace. And in “What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?” a writer constructs a story about a Marine in Afghanistan calling home on New Year’s Eve.
Deeply personal, subtly subversive, at times harrowing, and indeed funny, yet also full of comfort, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a striking achievement. With unsurpassed empathy for his characters and their inner lives, Colum McCann forges from their stories a profound tribute to our search for meaning and grace. The collection is a rumination on the power of storytelling in a world where language and memory can sometimes falter, but in the end do not fail us, and a contemplation of the healing power of literature.



  1. I've never read anything by him, but this sounds interesting. Thanks!

  2. Oh yes! Sounds as if he may be an author I could become addicted to.
    Love the way in which you review - it always excites.

    I am back in Blogland again and it is good to catch up on those I follow

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and glad u will be posting again.

  3. Will keep an eye out for this. Love McCann's writing... especially Let the Great World Spin.

  4. Sounds like a good way for me to try his work.

  5. I am interested! Thanks for the introduction.

  6. Sounds like a good one to me too!

  7. Diane, you know how to pick books! This one sounds interesting!

  8. I saw the title elsewhere, and it was intriguing, but his author is new to me. Thank you for this!

  9. Oh, I love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing....


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