Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Finds - Seattle Edition


So earlier this week I wrote about my quick trip to Seattle last weekend, and the bookstores I visited. Here are the books! Turns out Seattle is a Russophile's dream when it comes to books- don't ask me why or how, but I ended up with a handful of Russian stuff.

Moscow Noir, the Russian entry in Akashic's Noir series, looks very good to me.

So does Ruts & Gullies: Nine Days in St. Petersburg, a graphic novel out of Canada by Philippe Gerard.

The Stalin Epigram, by Robert Littell, looks like a good page-turning thriller.

Finally, The Russian Lover, by Jana Martin, is a collection of short stories I found intriguing.

For non-Russian books, I picked up Ergo, by Jakov Lind, a comic novel, and Pretty is Hard: Poems about Shoes, Chocolate and Best Friends, a little bit of girly semi-serious fun, by Veronica Markey. I already love that book!

Lest you think the only books that came to me this week were from Seattle, I had two arrive by mail as well. Last Orders, Graham Swift's Booker Prize winner, came via Bookmooch, and Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry came courtesy of Regal Literary. These are the folks who hooked me up with Broken Glass Park, Alina Bronsky's book that I loved so much, so I have high hopes for the Niffenegger as well. I know that's been out for a while; anyone read it? What did you think?

More Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.