Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
The object of this meme is to share the books you’ve borrowed or bought throughout the week.
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
Genre: Literary Fiction
Which of two stuffed parrots was the inspiration for one of Flaubert’s greatest stories? Why did the master keep changing the colour of Emma Bovary’s eyes? And why should it matter so much to Geoffrey Braithwaite, a retired doctor haunted by a private secret? In “Flaubert’s Parrot”, Julian Barnes spins out a multiple mystery of obsession and betrayal (both scholarly and romantic) and creates an exuberant enquiry into the ways in which art mirrors life and then turns around to shape it.
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research,A People’s History of the United States is the only volume to tell America’s story from the point of view of – and in the words of – America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers.