Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Finds














Five new additions to the home library this week!

The Angelic Way: Angels Through the Ages and Their Meaning for Us, by Rami Shapiro, came unexpectedly in the mail. It looks to be an interesting book about angels in different religious traditions. It might be great for my book club.

The Crow Road, by Iain Banks. Banks is a great British writer who does a lot of science fiction; I saw him do a reading in Dublin in 1995, when I first read his thriller Complicity. I should have read another one of his books before now!

The Selected Stories of Janet Frame came from Counterpoint, which also sent me her last novel Towards Another Summer earlier this year.

Becoming American Jews, by Meaghan Dwyer-Ryan, is a history of Boston's Temple Israel, a large Reform temple and an offshoot of Massachusetts' oldest synagogue. It's also where I work the reference desk from time to time. Dwyer-Ryan is the temple's archivist.

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, by Saša Stanišić is a fun-looking novel from the Balkans that I'm looking forward to.

What books look like fun to you this week? You can see more Friday Finds here.

11 comments:

The Book Resort said...

Enjoy your goodies, Marie!

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-finds.html

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

You've got some titles here. Hope they are good reads.

gautami tripathy said...

Those do look like good reads!

Friday Find: Silence Not, a love story by Cynthia L. Cooper

bermudaonion said...

I got The Angelic Way as well. I love the cover of The Selected Stories of Janet Frame - it makes me curious about the book.

Charley said...

I've been curious about the Stanisic novel. I look forward to reading your review.

Fibro Witch said...

I did not know you had a book club? Is it a real monthly meeting kind of book club, or a virtual reality book club? Are you looking for new members? Can I join?

Booklogged said...

I'm anxious to hear more about the Angels one. That looks interesting.

Kathleen said...

Enjoy your new books. I've not heard of any of these before but they sound interesting.

Alexia561 said...

Nice selection of titles!

The Angelic Way looks interesting. My mother collects angels, so will look into that one as a possible gift for her. And while I've heard of Iain Banks, I've never actually read him. One of the author's I've never gotten around to for some reason. Will keep an eye out for your reviews! Enjoy!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I love the cover of the book from the Balkans (shallow, yes, I like it for the cover!)

Enjoy your new books. I bought a collection of poetry at a reading today (Franz Wright). I rarely read poetry, so this should be interesting ... a think more of a leafing thru than reading cover to cover.

Zibilee said...

The Angelic Way looks really neat, I'll have to do some digging around on that one. Glad to such a varied and eclectic stack this week. Happy reading!