Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newsy News

Two things today: first thing, sometime last week while I was away, I received Last Night I Dreamed of Peace, from Random House via their imprint Crown Publishing's Read It Forward program. I signed up for the program a month or two ago and I was so pleased to receive Last Night; it's the diary of a young woman named Dang Thuy Tram who worked as a doctor in the Viet Cong, written between 1968 and 1970. I started reading it yesterday and it's absolutely riveting.

I also wanted to draw attention to a book I reviewed last year, Swim to Me by Betsy Carter, now out in paperback.

You can see my review here. It may strike you as a sort of lukewarm response but consider that I trade books all the time, and I still have my battered little ARC of this one- I have a soft spot for it I guess you could say.

If you're interested in buying either book, you can click on the cover to go to the IndieBound-affiliated independent bookseller of your choice.