Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Finds!



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Four finds this Friday.
The Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge is an anthology of contemporary writers like Gary Shteyngart and Jonathan Safran Foer, among others- the classics of tomorrow. Should be fun to dip into.





I picked up two previous Booker Prize winners this week- Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty and Keri Hulme's The Bone People. Matt of A Guy's Moleskine Notebook told me the Hollinghurst book is a particular favorite of his, and since our tastes are remarkably similar I'm sure I'll love it too.



Esther's
Inheritance, by Hungarian writer Sándor Márai, just looked interesting- it's a slim little book about what happens when a woman's mercurial and charismatic ex-lover returns after a long absence. I'm looking forward to it.

...and about tomorrow's Readathon. I'm not going to be able to participate at all tomorrow, between the Boston Book Festival and a family party that night. So I'm going to wish all participants the best of luck and a great day. I think I'm going to do my own personal readathon on Wednesday- as of yet it looks like a clear day, so I'm already gathering a thick stack of thin paperbacks, including Esther's Inheritance. Stay tuned!

7 comments:

Bryan R. Terry said...

Those look fascinating, especially The Bone People.

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jewwishes said...

Nice finds, particularly The Lost Tribe. I've had that book a few years, and enjoyed reading it. I thought it was excellent.

gautami tripathy said...

The Bone People intrigues me!

Here are my Friday Finds

Diane said...

The Line of Beauty and The bone People have been on m list for a while. Great finds.

bermudaonion said...

You always find the most interesting books. The Bone People catches my eye.

Zibilee said...

I am planning on reading The Bone People soon as well and will be interested in how our reactions compare. The Line of Beauty looks very good as well, might have to snag a copy for myself!

mattviews said...

What a lovely coincidence! I just brought a copy of The Bone People home from the store! The Line of beauty is a political-gay fiction. Alan Hollinghurst is one of the most eloquent authors in our time. The book is due a re-read! Enjoy! :)