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.

9 comments:

Kathleen said...

Enjoy your books!

virginie said...

I look forward to read your thoughts about Jerusalem Maiden.
I have been planning to read more Jewish lit in the coming months, but do not know where to start. Have you ever read Naomi Ragen's books. Two of her books have recently been published here and are in all the bookstores! What authors would you recommend ?

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Waiting to see if I would be adding more to my Wishlist.

Zibilee said...

Yay! I got Jerusalem Maiden from Library Thing as well, and am looking forward to it. I am also excited about the others that you got as well. They look like very interesting reads! Especially Funeral for a Dog.

Aths said...

Jerusalem Maiden looks great! I've heard so many good things about Madonnas of Echo Park - I want to read it!

Vasilly said...

The Madonnas of Echo Park is one of my favorite books. Enjoy your stack!

pinkflipflops said...

Can't wait to see what you think of the Madaonna's book, I kind of want to check it out. ;)

Alexia561 said...

Looking forward to seeing what you think of Funeral for a Dog, as it sounds interesting. I like stories about marriages for some reason.

I've got some gift cards burning a hole in my pocket right now, but I'm afraid to go into a bookstore right now as I'm still on my book buying ban and might lose control. *L*

Enjoy!

Boston said...

Jerusalem Maiden was not on my radar. Now it is!