Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Finds! What I Found at the Bookstore This Week

Coronation Summer, by Angela Thirkell, came from a pile at work. I'm a big Thirkell fan and was delighted to find one of her books in the stacks.

An Ermine in Czernopol by Gregor von Rezzori is a European novel that came for review from NYRB Classics. From the NYRB website:
Set just after World War I, An Ermine in Czernopol centers on the tragicomic fate of Tildy, an erstwhile officer in the army of the now-defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, determined to defend the virtue of his cheating wife at any cost. Rezzori surrounds Tildy with a host of fantastic characters, engaging us in a kaleidoscopic experience of a city where nothing is as it appears.
I picked up Sarah Waters' Fingersmith after asking some pals for recommendations for good, recent LGBT-themed books. This one looks right up my alley, a Victorian mystery set in England.

I'm curious about the graphic novel adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, so I picked it up at work.

Little, Big, by John Crowley, was another recommendation, this time from Nymeth of Things Mean A Lot. She thought I might like it since I liked The Prestige. The publisher says:
Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable -- an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in -- and how it is to end.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What's new on your shelf this week?

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caite said...

everyone seems to love Fingersmith..and of course I have never read it.

Anna said...

I haven't read any of these, but I'm really curious about An Ermine in Czernopol!

reviewsbylola said...

Your books look great! Fingersmith is phenomenal. Enjoy!

Audra said...

I love all your finds! So good! Fingersmith is great -- have you seen the miniseries? Beautiful and creepy -- so well done.

Bellezza said...

That's SO FUNNY! I just bought Little, Big this week, am about 1/3 of the way through it, and I love it! I hope you do, too; we'll have to talk when we finish. I loathed The Kite Runner, but I'm in a rather large minority there, and I've always wanted to read Fingersmith. Look like an awesome haul!

Kathleen said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of Fingersmith!

bookmagic said...

Fingersmith is good.If you like it, you should also read Affinity.