Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Finds: Two New Releases and a Classic

Yvette Edwards' Booker-nominated A Cupboard Full of Coats came unexpectedly this week; this is about an adult woman haunted by her mother's murder fourteen years earlier. I'm so excited to have received this!
Hillary Jordan, the award-winning author of Mudbound, has a new novel out in October from Algonquin, When She Woke, a dystopian take on The Scarlet Letter. I'm interested to read her second novel after having a mixed reaction to her first.
Finally, one of my blogging friends, Enrique Freeque, recommended One Day of Life, a classic novel by Manilo Argueta set in El Salvador and focusing on political strife there. Argueta is a well-known poet and the book is supposed to beautifully written. Also, you should check out E.F.'s very cool blog, Enrique Freeque Reads.

So that's it! A slow but good week for books. And I'm weeding again, so I should be able to find room on the shelves for these, though I think none of them will be on the TBR pile for long!

What's new on your shelf this week? More Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

8 comments:

Mystica said...

Sounds a good collection especially The Cupboard book

Sandy Nawrot said...

My eyeball is stuck on When She Woke. I want to hear more about that one...

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I have When She Woke and only just when reading this realized it is by the author of Mudbound. I just finished Mudbound 2 days ago, and actually have been considering your review a lot as I think about mine. I found myself disagreeing with your requirement for fiction, but then, to my amusement, quoted it to my husband in response to his effusive praise of All the Pretty Horses (to wit: but nothing changes!) I liked Mudbound much more than you, and am very curious about what sounds like a complete change of pace for the author!

reviewsbylola said...

I had no idea Hilary Jordan had a new book coming out. I thought Mudbound was just ok, but the premise of this one sounds fascinating!

Kathleen said...

Happy Friday! It sounds like you found some good ones. Have a nice weekend.

Zibilee said...

When She Woke sounds like an excellent read, though I have not ever read The Scarlet Letter, and When She Woke also sounds interesting. Lots of great reads here today. I hope that you enjoy them all!

Rayna Eliana said...

Good sounding reads.

bermudaonion said...

I'm really excited about When She Woke!