Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Finds- Some Books for Review


So, I spent most of my Harvard Book Store gift certificate but I'm going to wait a little longer till I've spent all of it and do one big post. Today I have for you a few books that have come in for review:

Funeral for a Dog, by Thomas Pletzinger, is about a marriage at the crossroads. It's a German novel that has been dubbed "experimental" by some. I started flipping through it and found the bit that I read intriguing and playful.
The Madonnas of Echo Park, by Brando Skyhorse, just won a PEN/New England award for a first novel. I've seen this book around a lot and was delighted to be offered a copy for review. I remember I passed on it during its hardcover release and I'm looking forward to it.

Finally, Jerusalem Maiden, by Talia Carner, arrived via LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. Thank you, LibraryThing! It's set in 1911 Jerusalem among an Orthodox community.

What are you reading this week? Find more Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.