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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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I liked this feature you have been doing on Europa Editions. I have The Companion and Cooking With......, but have yet to read them. Soon I hope.

SFP said...

I read Ebenezer Le Page almost a decade back and very much enjoyed it.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Perhaps I missed it but what is the focus of the Europa editions and what makes it different from other editions?

Enjoy these new novels.

bermudaonion said...

I hope they're all fantastic!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful finds!

Here is my Friday Find!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'll tell you what's new on my shelves (at least my virtual one), and that is Mountain of Crumbs. You did your job on that one!

Kathleen said...

Amazingly I haven't added any new books to my home this week. I've added an awful lot to my wishlist though!

Rayna Elianaa said...

Nice new add to your pile of TBRs.