Reading progress update: I've read 236 out of 541 pages.

Die So Geliebte. Roman Um Annemarie Schwarzenbach - Melania G. Mazzucco

Die So Geliebte (The So Beloved) is the book I chose for the BL-Opoply Carsland 18 square - it has a car on the cover. 

 

It is a fictionalised biography of Annemarie Schwarzenbach, one of the 1930s travel writers that I have become a fan of over the last couple of years.

 

Usually, a fictionalised biography would put me off because I prefer to read either primary sources or biographies that do not involve the author imagining conversations and actions between people, but I don't mind it in this one, even where some of the imagined scenes are hard to prove or even guess. What I can say so far is that much of what Mazzuco has written seems to match what I have read in other sources.