Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Finds

I may have been busy at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference this week, but that didn't stop me from adding to my bookpile!

While I was in Chicago, I managed to hit a couple of bookstores in between sessions. Powell's, a three-store chain which I believe is not related to the famous Portland, Oregon, store, had a basement stocked with remainders; there I picked up Yoram Kaniuk's Adam Resurrected and Victor Erofeyev's Life with an Idiot.

I got T.C. Boyle's The Road to Wellville at Borders in downtown Chicago. I've always wanted to read this so I'm excited to have picked it up. It seems like most bookstores only stock Boyle's latest book and I've had a hard time finding it.

Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier's classic, came via Bookmooch. I'm looking forward to this one too.

Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven, was an unsolicited mailing from Penguin. Looks neat.

Finally, an ARC of Sholem Aleichem's Wandering Stars came to me from... someone. This is a complete mystery to me. I've wanted to read this book since came out in February but I didn't order it and since it came from a bookseller rather than a publisher, I'm a bit confused. I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth though- so, if you sent me this, THANK YOU. I would love it if you would email me and tell me who you are so I can thank you properly.

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