Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Finds- It's Been A While

So I'm not doing as many memes any more, and I think that's a good thing even when the blog is dormant for a day or two, but I kind of miss telling you about my new books each week. So I'm going to try Friday Finds again for a while. If it turns into a big chore I'll stop, but we'll see. Anyway, hai! I've missed you.
Eric Newby's memoir Love and War in the Apennines covers his time in a World War II POW camp, his escape and the time he spent hidden in a remote Italian village. A bookstore customer sold this book to me as a must-read about Italy. I sold him my favorite book about Italy on the same night, Carlo Levi's Christ Stopped at Eboli, so I couldn't really refuse his. I hope to read it in September.

Ian McDonald's The Dervish House was highly-thought-of science fiction set in Istanbul from last year's ReaderCon. I waited until it came out in paperback to pick it up. It's set in 2027 and seems to be a mix of futurism and fantasy.

Solea, by Jean-Claude Izzo, is the third and final installment in his Marseilles trilogy. I'm planning to read book 2, Chourmo, soon, and want to have the last book at the ready. I loved the first, Total Chaos.

Two fall books came to me from my friendly friends at HarperCollins:
Louise Erdrich's latest, The Round House, is out in October. 
The Stockholm Octavo, by Karen Engelman, is out in November. Both look like very interesting reads and I will dip into them soon and read them in their entirety closer to their respective release dates.

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bermudaonion said...

Love and War in the Appenines sounds like my kind of book. I love the story of how you came to acquire it!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm right there with Kathy. That books calls to me.

Zibilee said...

All of these look good, and I also am interested in Love and War in the Appenines. It sounds like a story that would impress and also be rather poignant. Great new additions this Friday!