The Current Reading List: "The Last Summer of the Camperdowns" and More.
Lake Monona Morning.
Despite a great many distractions and a lengthy to-do list, I'm managing to find time to finish a terrific new book, The Last Summer of the Camperdowns by Elizabeth Kelly. I plan to write about it here shortly. After Camperdowns, I have a stack of books to work down, including:
This Love is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juarez by Robert Andrew Powell,
Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino, and
The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Hoeg.
Given that President Obama is visiting Mexico this week, I think I'll start with This Love is Not for Cowards, which received good reviews when it was published last year. In the book author Robert Andrew Powell writes about a season of soccer in Ciudad Juarez. Ciudad Juarez is just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A snarl of murder and gang violence, Ciudad Jarez has been called the world's most dangerous city. It should be an interesting read.