Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Ten books like "The Queen's Gambit"

At Bustle, K.W. Colyard tagged ten "books like The Queen's Gambit that prove chess is far from boring," including:
A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois

After finding her late father's letter to a minor Russian celebrity among his belongings, Irina packs her bags and heads for St. Petersburg. Facing certain death from the degenerative illness that killed her father, she's intent on forcing an answer out of Aleksandr Bezetov: a chess champion who has just challenged Vladimir Putin in what will surely be an ill-fated presidential campaign. As Irina and Aleksandr draw closer together, the letter's inquiry — How does one proceed in a lost cause? — becomes critical to them both.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: A Partial History of Lost Causes.

My Book, The Movie: A Partial History of Lost Causes.

--Marshal Zeringue