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Sunday Salon: New Acquisitions

It’s taken me almost eight weeks but I have reached the end of one doorstep novel from my Classics Club list (Little Dorrit) and almost finished another (Crime and Punishment). Both excellent reads though in very different ways.

So of course the question now is what do I read next? I should really be getting on with Of Mice and Men ready for the Book Club read but Steinbeck has never interested me much so I never even brought it with me on my trip Stateside.
Fortunately I have plenty of options with me thanks to some recommendations from friends plus a bit of a mooch at a library book sale and some new arrivals from NetGalley. So here are my options:
From the book sale
Piano Teacher by Janice Lee. Set in Hong Kong in 1940s
Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand, a controversial novella about how it feels to be of India’s untouchables
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht, a novel set in a Balkan stste slowly recovering from war. It features  a young doctor who tries to unravel the mysterious circumstances of her grandfathers recent death.
Brooklyn by Colman Toibin. I’ve never read anything by him but keep meaning to so this could be a good start.
Friends’s Recommendations
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwab  – a true story of a sons discussions about books with his mother while she undergoes treatment for cancer.
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. I keep getting told this is a series I must read. So I got book one just test the water.
Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Step Forward: a literary mystery by Lawrence Young, an English literature lecturer who became intrigued by the mystery surrounding the Bard.
I’m almost too spoiled for choice. Anyone read any pf these who can help me make a decision?
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