A really intriguing book just came in - The Final Solution by Michael Chabon. An elderly man, rumored to be a once-famous detective (perhaps Sherlock Holmes?), comes upon a 9 year old mute boy and his pet African gray parrot. It turns out the kid escaped Nazi Germany, and his parrot keeps spouting strings of German numbers. Are they a code? Are they Swiss bank accounts? The old man is curious - and so are we.