The Moon in the Water

Current stop: Sri Lanka The countryside wore a dress of green and white–tea bushes and waterfalls.  A delicate sweep of rolling hills that gave way to the great rain forest Sinharaja beyond. I will be honest: I picked this book because I was out of town and finished my previous book and forgot to pack…

Clear Light of Day

Current stop: India The room rang with her voice, then with silence. In the shaded darkness, silence had the quality of a looming dragon. It seemed to roar and the roar to reverberate, to dominate. To escape from it would require a burst of recklessness, even cruelty. I’ve loved pretty much every book I’ve read…