Two, one a bit heavier than the other. Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton by Michael Higgins. Basically, it traces Merton's life and thought as a monk and activist to its roots in the writings of William Blake. Since I like Merton and Blake, I'm digging it. In fact, the only thing I don't like about it is that Michael Higgins wrote it, and not me. The bastard. Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva. It's a mystery set in Providence, RI. My wife is from Rhode Island, and we heard an interview with the author on NPR earlier this week, so I grabbed it at the library. Not too bad. I'll check out his second book in a week or two.