Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Finds

So I got a really fantastic batch of books in this week. Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan, came from Algonquin Books and looks really, really great.

Towards Another Summer, by Janet Frame, came from Counterpoint and I can't think of a nicer surprise. Janet Frame was an acclaimed writer from New Zealand and the subject of Jane Campion's film "An Angel at My Table", based on her autobiography; I'm excited to read it (next!) and am thrilled that they thought to send it to me.

Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell, came via Bookmooch. All I know about Thirkell is that she wrote a series of light novels about the English countryside; I forget what more I read about her that made me want to read her books but after a long, long time on my wishlist one of hers came up and I managed to snag it. Yay!

Finally, Bookmooch also brought me Strange Ways (of fremde Vegn), by Roklh Faygenberg. Faygenberg is (I believe) the only woman to have written a novel published in Yiddish and I look forward to expanding my knowledge of Jewish literature with this unique book. Strange Ways was a LibaryThing Early Reviewer selection a while back, and another that I've waited a long time to get my hands on.

What are you waiting on this week?