Saturday, October 17, 2009

New in Paperback, Reviewed by Me

Here are a few books I've seen out in paperback recently, that I reviewed here when they were out in hardback:

My Father's Paradise, by Ariel Sabar
. One of my absolute favorite reads last year, a wonderful family history and memoir,

The Heretic's Daughter, by Kathleen Kent. Perfect for this time of year, a wonderful novel about the Salem Witch Trials, based on the author's ancestor's true story.

The Black Tower, by Louis Bayard. I wasn't crazy about this French Revolution novel, but you might be.

The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry. Another engaging novel about the city of Salem, Massachusetts.

One More Year, stories by Sana Krasikov. An award-winning collection of stories about Russian emigres.

I hope there's something great here for you!


Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I read mostly paperback. Hardcovers are difficult to carry around. Thanks for bringing this to my noticee.

JoAnn said...

Great feature, Marie! I prefer reading paperbacks, too, and only read hardcover for books that must be read immediately (like Richard Russo's That Old Cape Magic). Thanks for reminding me about The Lace Reader.

Nicole said...

I absolutely love The Heretic's Daughter. Such a great boo- one of the first I recommend, and this is a great idea to mention them again since they are out in paperback. I might start doing that.

Nice chat yesterday, btw. I lurked because I really didn't have anything new to add to anything being tweeted, but I appreciate your efforts in getting the word out and making the guidelines understandable.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

My Father's Paradise sounds really interesting. Thanks for bringing this book to our attention.

Alexia561 said...

I've had my eye on The Heretic's Daughter and didn't realize that it was out in paperback. May have to finally get a copy. Thanks for reminding me!

Audrey said...

I meant to read The Lace Reader, so yes, there is!

S. Krishna said...

This feature is a great idea!

Zibilee said...

I loved My Father's Paradise as well and am reading The Lace Reader this month with my book club. I also want to read The Heretic's Daughter and am going to hop on over to your post about it to get your opinion on it. I really like this feature as well!

jewwishes said...

I've seen them out in paperback, too, but have them all in hard cover.