Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Finds! Clever Headline Here.

I'm running out of clever headlines for Friday Finds posts. Maybe you can help?

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove, by Susan Gregg Gilmore, was a win from Raging Bibliomania. It looks awesome! Thanks Heather!
The Dubious Salvation of Jack V., by Jacques Strauss, is a comic coming of age story set in South Africa. I think it's about to get un-comic soon, but we'll see. It came for review from FSG.
Good Offices, by Evelio Rosero, is an interesting-looking, small book from New Directions, a favorite publisher of mine, that I picked up at my local indie Porter Square Books, along with

The Truth About Marie, by Jean-Philippe Toussaint, from the Dalkey Archive press. It has my name in the title, so I have to read it.
Death and the Penguin came from Melville House, along with The Train, by Georges Simenon, as a thank-you for completing the Art of the Novella Challenge. Thank you, Melville House! I really want to read both but I'm particularly looking forward to Death and the Penguin. It's a Russian crime novel with a comic twist, and a book I was going to request for review anyway. Sweet!
Finally, I found My Friend Sancho, by Amit Varma, a fun-looking detective novel, at the Harvard Book Store. This book is set in India and just looks like a good time.

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