Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Finds! Always Something New

So, I visited a local Judaica bookshop that I haven't visited for a while, and before I knew what was happening, their very able and persuasive bookseller got me to walk home with The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God, a short story collection by Israeli writer Etgar Keret. I've always wanted to read him, so I guess now I will! From Kolbo Fine Judaica, Brookline, Mass.

Heart of Iron is a newish book by Russian urban-fantasy author Ekaterina Sedia, about a university student and things gone awry. I loved her first book, The Secret History of Moscow. I picked it up at the Prime Books table at ReaderCon last week.
Finally, for the Europa Challenge I picked up The Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris, by Leila Marouane, a novel that, I think, kind of does what it says on the package- about a Muslim woman living in Paris. From the Harvard Book Store.

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What's new on your bookshelf this week? More Friday Finds at