My reading this morning goes from a contemporary setting in Wyoming to 16th century Florence, Italy; from craggy sheriff Walt Longmire to Alessandro de’ Medici with the books AN OBVIOUS FACT by Craig Johnson, Johnson’s 12th Walt Longmire and THE BLACK PRINCE OF FLORENCE by Catherine Fletcher.
This Sunday I’m taping an interview with Karl Jacoby, author of THE STRANGE CAREER OF WILLIAM ELLIS: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. KAZI Book Review contributor Evelyn Martin Anderson recommended the book and we’ll be jointly interviewing him.
A young black girl aspires to be a ballerina in the new novel I’m reading by Jacob Grovey, DANCE OF THE BROKEN. I’m also reading a collection of short stories about growing up and growing old in the African American community, INSURRECTIONS by Rion Amilcar Scott.
I get to explore Kenya and the battle to save elephants from poachers in the latest thriller by Ridley Pearson, WHITE BONE. This is the fourth novel featuring ex-military contractor John Knox and his partner, former Chinese intelligence agent and forensic accountant Grace Chu.