Books & Beats: December 26, 2015
Pulitzer-prize winning author Anthony Doerr’s first novel was About Grace (Penguin Books). In it, protagonist David Winkler is troubled by dreams of his daughter’s death; he leaves his family to keep her safe. The book’s been selected by the Indie Backlist Revisit and Rediscover Program. In her review, Betsy Burton says, “In rereading About Grace I found myself bewitched, just as I was in All the Light We Cannot See, by Doerr’s dazzling prose, his sense of wonder, and perhaps most of all by his abiding compassion.”
There are all kinds of ways to ring in the New Year. If you want to celebrate with a concert, Austen Diamond has a few recommendations.
Music heard on this Books & Beats:
1: “Guns or Butter” by Hot Buttered Rum
2: “Parliament Funk” by Knife Party
3: “Something to Live For” by Felix Cartal
4: “Ocelot” by Emancipator