Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newsy News

Two things today: first thing, sometime last week while I was away, I received Last Night I Dreamed of Peace, from Random House via their imprint Crown Publishing's Read It Forward program. I signed up for the program a month or two ago and I was so pleased to receive Last Night; it's the diary of a young woman named Dang Thuy Tram who worked as a doctor in the Viet Cong, written between 1968 and 1970. I started reading it yesterday and it's absolutely riveting.

I also wanted to draw attention to a book I reviewed last year, Swim to Me by Betsy Carter, now out in paperback.

You can see my review here. It may strike you as a sort of lukewarm response but consider that I trade books all the time, and I still have my battered little ARC of this one- I have a soft spot for it I guess you could say.

If you're interested in buying either book, you can click on the cover to go to the IndieBound-affiliated independent bookseller of your choice.


Darlene said...

I received Last Night I Dreamed of Peace yesterday too. Looks like you're really liking it-I will be picking it up after I finish my current reads to finish for this month. I'm looking forward to your review on it.

Lori Thornton said...

I also received Last Night I Dreamed of Peace last week. As soon as I finish the non-fiction that I'm currently reading, I'll pick that one up. I'm glad to hear you are enjoying it so far.

Anonymous said...

I received The Great American Attraction by Rich Smith through this program. It's about a Brit's journey to American festivals. It looks like it will be a lot of fun. :) I really like that program.

Lenore Appelhans said...

Add me to the list who got Last night I dreamed of peace! Glad to hear you're enjoying it.