Friday, October 21, 2011

Four Finds for Friday

The Great Northern Express, a writing memoir due out in the spring from author Howard Frank Mosher, and Walking to Gatlinburg, his recent novel, came from a publisher-rep friend who wants me to get to know this author better. So I will!

Have you read Howard Frank Mosher? What do you think of his work?




I attended the Boston Book Festival last weekend and had a great time; among other things, I spent some time browsing the publisher stalls and who did I find but one of my favorite small presses, Melville House! I came home with two books from them too:
Faithful Ruslan, by Georgi Vladimov, is part of their Neversink Library series, a series which aims to bring back overlooked classics; this book is about the Soviet prison system and the dogs that worked with the prison guards.
He Died with His Eyes Open, by Derek Raymond, is a crime novel that came highly recommended by the Melville House folks at the festival. How could I say no?

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

8 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I always look forward to reading your finds. I did enjoy your vlog. Will it ever come back?

bermudaonion said...

The only one of those books that's familiar to me is Walking to Gatlinburg. I hope you enjoy all of them.

caite said...

I drove to Gatinburg once....

what I really need is a publisher-rep friend.

Zibilee said...

All of these are new to me, but they sound wonderful! I am especially interested in the book about the Soviet prison dogs. That one sounds very interesting. Hope you have a great reading weekend!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I would love to have you as my shopping assistant. You find the coolest books.

Fibro Witch said...

Faithful Ruslan, looks like an interesting book. I had to miss the Festival this year. Glad you enjoyed it enough for both of us.

iwriteinbooks said...

Oh cool, I'm Rusian and a dog lover so The Faithful Ruslan is an instant yes for me. Very cool stuff.

Michael Kindness said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of Faithful Ruslan... that's on my pile too!