Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Finds-Waking Up with News of Books!

It's been a long week but I managed to stagger up from my desk to tell you about some new books that came into the house recently.
An Atlas of Impossible Longing, by Anuradha Roy, is a new novel from Free Press, which has published some great things including The White Tiger, a particular favorite of mine. Can't wait to read this one!

The Bee-Loud Glade came for review from Steve Himmer. This book looks like fun; Himmer is a Twitter pal of mine and was nice enough to offer me his book. I gather he's local too so that's always a plus.
I found Voices in the Garden, by Dirk Bogarde, at a used bookstore in Cambridge, on my lunch break. I actually saw it the day of my interview and promised myself I would get it as a present to myself if I got the job. Luckily it was still there! I guess novels by 1970s art film movie-stars don't exactly fly off the shelves. I had a crush on him when I was a teenager so how I could I refuse?

Finally, I found a first edition of one of my favorite books, H.S. Bhabra's Gestures, at the same used bookstore. It's not valuable or anything (I paid $8.00 for it) but it's valuable to me. And if you haven't read Gestures and you love beautiful literary fiction, I highly recommend it!

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