The Guardian Books Podcast likes to torment me with books I can’t have. The June 24th episode has a fantastic interview with Edmund de Waal, a British potter whose memoir follows the journey of a family heirloom – a Japanese Netsuke collection – through history. In the process, he tells the stories of the members of the family who were in possession of the collection. All were fascinating people in their own right.
The Guardian website has a review here.
The good news is: no need to send your money to Amazon UK (conversion rate is currently at $1.50 to 1 British Pound), The Hare with Amber Eyes is being released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the U.S. The bad news? It doesn’t come out until the Fall.
O well, I hear patience is a virtue.