Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Finds- Cool Stuff and Essential Fall Reading

A beautiful finished copy of Joseph Skibell's new novel A Curable Romantic arrived from Algonquin Books. I can't wait to read this- a big, sprawling Jewish historical fiction novel, it's one of my most-anticipated books for fall.

The Fifth Servant
, by Kenneth Wishnia, is a new novel in a similar vein, and also a top pick. This one arrived for review from HarperCollins.

Season of Water and Ice, by Donald Lystra, is a moving coming of age story from Northern Illinois University Press. It arrived for review via the book's publicist. The folks sending me pitches seem to be actually reading my review policy- I've had a noticeable uptick in offerings of literary fiction from small presses and I love it.

Finally, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, by Mary Helen Stefaniak, came via LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I have two to review for them now- I really need to get cracking!

What do you need to get cracking on this week?

More Friday Finds at


bermudaonion said...

I got A Curable Romantic too and agree that it looks fantastic! The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia looks appealing to this Southerner as well.

Zibilee said...

A Curable Romantic and The Fifth Servant sound really, really good! I hope you enjoy all of them! It's also cool that you are being offered more literary fiction, since I know how much you enjoy it!!

Jessica said...

You always have the best book ideas. A Curable Romantic looks wonderful. Thanks!