Just finished Turtle Diary, by Russell Hoban. Hoban, probably best known for children's fiction such as Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and the Frances the Badger series, here presents a short but memorable portrayal of middle-aged discontent and a unique, transient but transforming relationship between two like-minded people. Well worth reading; I wish the 1985 movie version were more readily available.
Currently reading Save Send Delete by Danusha V. Goska, a novel in the form of a series of e-mails following a debate between a "non-PC" devout Catholic and a committed atheist. Interesting and very informative about world religions.
A biography of the troubled young British playright Andrea Dunbar who wrote "Rita, Sue and Bob Too". She died tragically young and it's a good read called "Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile" by Adelle Stripe.
I picked up a book from the library that I thought was by spy novelist Brian Freemantle. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized it was written by Brian FreeMAN. I looked up Freeman to find that I had checked out, “Immoral” (2005) which had received a prize and several nominations from mystery writers’ groups for Best First Novel. Since, he has received other prizes and noms including the 2013 International Thriller Award for Best Novel for “Spilled Blood.” I am going to get started on it right after posting this.