Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Finds! It's Been A While

Or at least it seems that way! I have a few things to share with you that I've picked up or received over the past few weeks:
I received an ARC of Everything Happens Today, by Jesse Browner, from Europa Editions. I expect to get to it next month for the Europa Challenge.
When the World Spoke French is an anthology of essays about and letters and historical material written by Francophones of various nationalities in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Old Dog Barks Backwards is a collection of humorous poetry by American poet Ogden Nash. He was a childhood favorite of mine and I was delighted to find a beautiful copy of this book in a local used bookstore. Nostalgia FTW!
Alan Duff's Once Were Warriors is one of those novels I've always meant to read, so when I came across a used copy this week I had to get it. It's set in New Zealand among the Maori of the modern day.
Finally, I bought myself a treat- In Revere, in Those Days, by Roland Merullo. Merullo is one of my favorite writers; I have a copy of his new book, The Talk-Funny Girl, a must-read for August, but while there were signed paperbacks available I picked this one up because again I've always meant to read it. It's a coming of age story set on the North Shore of Boston. If you haven't read Merullo, read him- he's probably one of the best writers in America today and totally underappreciated!

That's it for me- what are you reading today? More Friday Finds at and have a great weekend.