Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Finds - More to Add to Mt. TBR

Some neat things this week.
I picked up Monique Charlesworth's interesting-looking novel The Children's War at Raven Used Books in Harvard Square; it's about a child lost in the chaos of World War II-era Europe and North Africa. I read the first few pages; it looks wonderful.

Proust's Overcoat is a short nonfiction book about a man obsessed with collecting the personal belongings of the legendary French writer. The coat was his prized possession and this is the story of how he wheedled his way into Proust's family, who were ashamed of their famous relation, to preserve his letters, personal items, and yes, his coat.

The Quickening is a new book out this summer from Other Press, written by Michelle Hoover. I won it from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.

The North of God is a novella by Steve Stern, author of The Frozen Rabbi, which came out this spring from Algonquin. I still haven't read that (although I will) but in the mean time I found this entry into "The Art of the Novella" series, set during the Holocaust.

Bookmooch also brought me The Blood of Flowers, The Night Train to Lisbon, gods In Alabama and The Meaning of Night.

Have you read any of these? I'd love to know what you think. Have a great weekend!

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