More books out today, both of them a beautiful shade of blue:
What it is Like to Go to War, by Karl Marlantes
Folks are calling this a brilliant book about the Vietnam War, from the author of the bestselling and critically lauded Matterhorn. From Publishers Weekly, Marlantes "reflects in this wrenchingly honest memoir on his time in Vietnam: what it means to go into the combat zone and kill and, most importantly, what it means to truly come home."
A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny
Let me hand this over to our mystery maven:
"In A Trick of the Light, Clara Morrow's long awaited, hard earned art showing seems to be a wonderful success --until the body of an art critic from her past is discovered in Clara's garden at Three Pines the morning after her celebratory party. As Chief Inspector Gamache investigates, things are less and less straightforward; the light seems to obscure. Just when it seems that Louise Penny can't possible get any better, she does. The sensitivity and compassion in her work make them a joy to experience."