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.

13 comments:

....Petty Witter said...

Ruts And Gullies looks good, an eye catching cover. Enjoy your reading.

Mystica said...

Lovely lot of reading!

wisteria said...

I'm glad you found some interesting reads in Seattle.
I just picked up Her Fearful Symmetry at a bookfair. I also didn't read it when it was first out, so I'm anxious to hear what you think. I hope to read it this summer.

bermudaonion said...

The best trips include visits to bookstores. It looks like you came home with some real gems.

Alayne said...

I've had Her Fearful Symmetry on my shelf for ages but haven't read it yet. I've heard mixed reviews, but I will hold out hope! :) My finds are at The Crowded Leaf.

gautami tripathy said...

Last Orders interests me!

Friday Find: The White Gallows by Rob Kitchin

Zibilee said...

So thrilled that you got so many Russian themed books. That is one area that I really enjoy learning about. I also can't wait to see what you think of the Niffenegger. Enjoy your books, and have a great weekend!!

jewwishes said...

What a fantastic selection of new books!

Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Andi said...

Excellent finds...a lot of new-to-me stuff that I'll be looking into.

Also looking forward to your thoughts on Her Fearful Symmetry since I've read such a mixed bag of reviews.

Yolanda said...

I see you have found lots of good reads in one of my favorite cities.

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

I was happy to see all the Russian books you found! I hope you enjoy them. I just read and blogged about Moscow Noir, which is (appropriately!) very dark but very good.

bookmagic said...

Her Fearful Symmetry could have been so much better than it was.

Jamie said...

I just love that cover for Her Fearful Symmetry! Still need to pick that book up!