Peter Ferry’s Best Reads of 2016

ferryMy name is Peter Ferry, and I live in Evanston.  I am the author of the novels Travel Writing and Old Heart which was named the Chicago Writers Association Novel of the Year for 2015.  I am a frequent contributor to the travel pages of the Chicago Tribune, and my stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fiction, StoryQuarterly, Chicago Quarterly Review and the current issue of Fifth Wednesday.

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1)  The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay (2016)

A tour de force! A masterpiece! The best book I’ve read this century. Honest!

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Writer Patrick Leigh Fermor Dead at 96

The great writer/traveler and WW II hero Patrick Leigh Fermor died on June 10 in England. Fermor’s best known books,  A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, recounted his travels by foot from England to the Balkans just before World War II. During World War II, he and a friend hatched a plot to kidnap a German commander on Crete, a feat that was made into the movie Ill Met by Moonlight starring Dirk Bogarde. For more on Fermor, see The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian  newspapers.

Mary B., Reader’s Services