Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Finds- A New Spin

Since I'm not getting any new books until Easter, I have no Friday Finds this week. Instead, I thought it would be fun to share the books I want to buy:

Anita Amirrezvani's The Blood of Flowers, historical fiction set in Iran about a woman trying to become independent. I hope that used copy I saw at the Harvard Book Store is still there! (Yeah, right!)

Marcel Möring's In a Dark Wood is going to be a must-read; it's about Europe dealing with post-Holocaust and post-World War II guilt and its consequences. I'm really looking forward to reading this.

Finally, Atiq Rahimi's The Patience Stone looks fantastic. Set in Afghanistan, it just won the Prix Goncourt, the prestigious French literary prize. I can't wait.

All three of these books tempted me to break my Lenten vows this week. Those and the new Ian McEwan will be on my shopping list when I hit the bookstore on Easter Sunday. What books have been tempting you lately?

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