Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Finds

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?

1 comment:

sheistoofondofbooks said...

I forgot about *Sweet and Low*! I had it on my wish list for a while, but it must have cycled off. I'm interested to see how you like it.