❧ The Mountain and the Valley (Ernest Buckler)
Apparently, it's one of Paul Gross' favorite books: "A sadly overlooked, magical novel about the fragility of time and art."
❧ The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska (Colleen Modor)
An entry at Melissa Wiley's blog led me to this Chasing Ray entry: "It is clear to me that this is going to be one reader at a time, one book sale at a time, one long year of trying to gain notice."
❧ P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters (edited by Sophie Ratcliffe)
I blame Girl Detective; she sent me the link, after all: "Countless readers of Wodehouse have testified to the way his novels have their own 'stimulating effect' on morale, providing not just comic, but almost medicinal effects...."