Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Finds-What Else? More New Books

After my series on Europa Editions ended last week, I went out and refreshed my collection of Europa titles with three new ones:
The Companion, by Lorcan Roche, is one of the books that editor in chief Michael Reynolds specifically mentioned as being one of his favorites; I started reading it in the bookstore and when I realized I was 50 pages in I knew I had to buy it! It's written in addictively-readable Irish-English and I think it will be wonderful.

Limassol, by Yishai Sarid, is a taut thriller set in Israel that I'm looking forward to.
Cooking with Fernet Branca, by James Hamilton Patterson, is a Europa I've had my eye on for a while. It's set in Italy and I believe it is funny.

Then, just for variety's sake, I picked up The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G.B. Edwards, an NYRB Editions title-also a reliably great name in literary fiction. This book is the life's story of a man who lived through most of the 20th century on the Isle of Guernsey and promises to be a wonderful take on the English-man-who-lived-through-the-20th-century subgenre.

That's it for me! What's new on your bookshelf this week?

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