First up is a graphic novel, Miriam Libicki's jobnik!, her memoir about her time in the IDF. I got this at my favorite local comics shop, Hub Comics, which always has something new and unusual. I can't go in there without buying something!
I bought Quiet Americans, Erika Dreifus's collection of short stories, from the author herself. I've worked with her some over the past year through my social media work with the Association of Jewish Libraries and I'm really looking forward to her book.
A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, by Atiq Rahimi, came for review from the fabulous Other Press. I've read two of his other books and I'm a great admirer of his writing. Can't wait!
Finally, I won True Grit and a collection of four other Charles Portis novels from the wonderful Overlook Press. Thank you Overlook! All five of the books look fabulous! I can't think of a better surprise!