Next Up: Lush Life

Lush LifeI am announcing that Lush Life by Richard Price is the next book I’ll tackle in this project, but in reality I’m not convinced. I seem to be in a bit of a rut. I can’t decide what to read next and none of the books on the list are jumping out to me at the moment. I’m sure this is a temporary feeling.

In the meantime, I’m picking Lush Life and hoping it’s one I’ll get excited about as soon as I start it. I certainly should – it got great reviews and was picked as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Obama even brought Lush Life on vacation with him in 2009.

And now a little about the book:

Lush Life is a tale of two Lower East Sides: one a high-priced bohemia, the other a home to hardship, it’s residents pushed to the edges of their time-honored turf. When a cocky young hipster is shot to death by a street kid from the “other” lower east side, the crime ripples through every stratum of the city in this brilliant and kaleidiscopic portrait of the “new” New York.


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