Friday, August 1, 2008
What's new on the TBR pile this week:
The Covenant, by Naomi Ragen, a novel about a woman living in Jerusalem whose husband and daughter go missing amidst the violence in Israel. I picked this up in Salem over the weekend and it looks like a great read.
Sweet and Low, by Rich Cohen, about the family behind the artificial sweetener. I've been meaning to pick this up for a long time and I think it will make an interesting bookend to Mort Zachter's Dough. My review of Dough is coming up next week.
Finally, Bonjour Tristesse, a slim little slip of a roman, by Francoise Sagan. The book is an icon of French ennui and ideally I would spend the afternoon with it in a sidewalk cafe whilst pretending to be very chic and continental. Today however, I will be waiting on an insurance adjuster coming to survey water damage to my living room. How glam.
Where does this Friday find you?