Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Finds!

A few new things found their way into the house this week. Of course!

I Hadn't Understood, by Diego de Silva, is a spring release from Europa Editions about an Italian lawyer in all kinds of trouble. I gather it's quite funny. I didn't think I was going to get it but after reading some reviews it started to grow on me!

Normance, by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, is a novel about the bombing of Paris during World War 2, written almost entirely in a stream of consciousness style. I eyed it at the bookstore and left it a couple of weeks ago, then went back for it and luckily it was still there. Probably waiting for me!

Beautiful Ruins is a June release from HarperCollins that looks intriguing. I got to meet the author, a Seattle native,  a few nights ago. The story is about an Italian innkeeper looking for his long lost love.

Ben Fountain's long-awaited novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has been described by no less a literary personage than Karl Marlantes as "The Catch-22 of the Iraq War." I got to meet him as well and I'm interested in dipping into his book, scheduled to come out in May.

What about you? What's new on your shelf this week? Find more Finds at


Zibilee said...

Ooh, a lot of these look great and like books that I would love to read. I haven't really made all that many new purchases this week but aim to over the weekend!

caite said... the cover of Beautiful Ruins...sort of a retro feel...

bermudaonion said...

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk looks really interesting! I hope you love them all.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Oh oh. Beautiful Ruins is calling my name. Is it me or does that cover look vintage?

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I can't wait to read what you think about Beautiful Ruins. I've been eyeing that one since I first saw an ad on Shelf Awareness. I hope it's good!

Harvee said...

I like books set in other countries, and Europe seems to be well represented here!