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.

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!