Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Finds

This week brought some great books.
I finally bought Luis Alberto Urrea's Into the Beautiful North after failing to win it in a giveaway or otherwise procure it gratis.

The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, came to me via Bookmooch.

Rachel Calof's Story is a library find- I heard about it in a book club meeting. It's the memoir of a Jewish woman who came to North Dakota from Russia to marry and be a homesteader. It's fascinating.

Finally, I traded with a friend for Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, Peter Manseau's award-winning novel about a fictional Jewish poet.

I think all of thse are going to be winners and can't wait to dive in. I have to go to Chicago for the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries next week, and I want to pack my suitcase full of books!

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Nymeth said...

The God of Small Things! I love that book so much. Have a great weekend and a great trip next week :)

iwriteinbooks said...

Oh I hope you like Beautiful North. It's a great, fun story. I am finally getting around to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and reading another murder mystery called The Dismantled. Enjoy your Friday reading!

bermudaonion said...

I hope you enjoy Into the Beautiful North as much as I did.

justareadingfool said...

My opinion: skip The God of Small Things (sorry, Nymeth). Into the Beautiful North, haven't heard of, but would like to know more.

Marie said...

i read The God of Small Thing for a university course a long time ago- I enjoyed it!

gautami tripathy said...

Arundhati Roy's book is good! She is a goos social activist too. Much loved by us all.

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Dar said...

These all sound good. I have God of Small Things and would love to get to it soon. I've heard so many good things about it. Have a great trip!

Sandra said...

I think you've got all winners there. I loved The God of Small Things, and was lucky enough to get
Into the Beautiful North through LT, I haven't got to it yet.
Butcher's Daughter is on my must read list. And Rachel Calof's Story does intrigue me, I'll watch for your comments on it. I love it when I get a string of good ones. Enjoy.

Zibilee said...

I have been wanting to read Into the Beautiful North for awhile now, but have been waiting for a few reviews to come out to see if I would enjoy it. Hopefully you like it...then I can justify buying it for myself!

Anna said...

I've heard great things about Into the Beautiful North. I have it on audio, but haven't listened to it yet. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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