It's time for a few notes of interest (sez me):
1. Cara Black's 18th book in the Aimee Leduc series, Murder on the Left Bank, will be coming out on June 19.
2. The Woman in the Window (which I liked quite a bit), by A.J. Finn, is going to be a movie. I don't know any of the details yet.
3. Meg Waite Clayton will launch her latest book, Beautiful Exiles, on July 31 at Books, Inc. Palo Alto. This is the story of the real-life relationship between Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway, in 1936.
4. #5 in the Maverick Billionaires, Wild in Love (which I loved), is live. I think you all know that this is definitely one of my very favorite romance series. And Jennifer Skully and Bella Andre are not done! I was very excited to learn that there will be more books after this one. That is good news indeed.
5. The Goldfinch (which I stopped reading on Page 19!) is being made into a movie. And Nicole Kidman will be the star.
6. We had 2 literary superstars pass away in the last week: Tom Wolfe at 88, and Philip Roth 85.
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, is going to be a movie. It will star Milo Ventimiglia (from This Is Us), Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner (as the voice of Enzo). Patrick Dempsey will be the director. This is a book I never expected to read because it has a picture of a dog on the front cover. And as you all know by now, I'm not a big pet guy. But I humbly report that I liked this a whole lot. Thanks to Rich and Leslie, who "made" me read it.
8. Books, Inc. in the The Pruneyard is opening tomorrow, Saturday, May 26! That is great news. Congrats to Margie and the rest of the Books, Inc. team.