Monday, October 08, 2007

New Charles de Lint Books!

I was looking on today for a birthday present for my nephew, Jonas.

(I got a couple of Jazz CD's - pretty good selection of artists, but I'd have preferred something with more Louis Armstrong. Also, since I missed Maggie's birthday, I specified on the card that the CD's are for both of them.)

In my "Recommendations" were three new books by Charles de Lint (one of which is not published yet, but I pre-ordered it.)

Little (Grrl) Lost looks like it has the same setting as Little Country. Not surprising, given the title. Little Country is one of my favorites, so I'm really looking forward to it.

Promises to Keep is a Newford story about Jilly Coppercorn. It's a retrospective and takes place during her time at Butler U.

Dingo is not listed on Charles de Lint's website. It's the book I pre-ordered. From the blurb on Amazon, it's set near Newford, but not actually in the city. This book is scheduled to be released March 13, 2008.

There's also a new chapbook (Old Man Crow) available, but I'll wait for it to be included in a collection. I can't see paying 18 dollars for a 32 page book.

If you don't recognize the above titles, characters or places, you're really missing out.


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Qalmlea said...

I've heard of the first two you listed. Haven't read them either, but I'm sure I will eventually. The third one doesn't ring a bell. Not surprising since it hasn't been published yet. And I feel the same way about short stories.