It's that time again--my next book tour. So I've spent some time trying to figure out what books to bring along, and on what stints to bring them. I've got a nice line-up, consisting of the following:
--The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, with the posthumous assistance of her niece, Annie Barrows. I've always been curious about the book, but now my wife is making me read it.
--A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes.
--And three more of Irish writer Declan Hughes' mysteries. I mentioned in an earlier post how much I liked his City of Lost Girls, featuring his Irish private-eye, Ed Loy. And I believe in reading writers as well as books. So, I'll be bringing as well: The Color of Blood; All the Dead Voices; and The Price of Blood.
And hey, if anyone's interested, I'll be on NPR's Fresh Air May 9, the night before my new book (In the Garden of Beasts) comes out. Terry Gross is an amazing interviewer. At this point, frankly, I think she may know as much about the book as I do.