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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