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.