Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Finds

So I got a really fantastic batch of books in this week. Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan, came from Algonquin Books and looks really, really great.

Towards Another Summer, by Janet Frame, came from Counterpoint and I can't think of a nicer surprise. Janet Frame was an acclaimed writer from New Zealand and the subject of Jane Campion's film "An Angel at My Table", based on her autobiography; I'm excited to read it (next!) and am thrilled that they thought to send it to me.

Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell, came via Bookmooch. All I know about Thirkell is that she wrote a series of light novels about the English countryside; I forget what more I read about her that made me want to read her books but after a long, long time on my wishlist one of hers came up and I managed to snag it. Yay!

Finally, Bookmooch also brought me Strange Ways (of fremde Vegn), by Roklh Faygenberg. Faygenberg is (I believe) the only woman to have written a novel published in Yiddish and I look forward to expanding my knowledge of Jewish literature with this unique book. Strange Ways was a LibaryThing Early Reviewer selection a while back, and another that I've waited a long time to get my hands on.

What are you waiting on this week?


Karen Harrington said...

I want to read Mudbound, too. So many to read.

Hey, you honored me with an award?? You are too cool for school. Thank you so much.

Ruth King said...

Mudbound looks excellent. Wild Strawberries has such a gorgeous cover! (Actually, all of the books you got are very aesthetically pleasing.)

I love BookMooch. I need to add some more books so I can build up my points.

bermudaonion said...

Mudbound and Strange Ways look fantastic! I hope you enjoy them.

Lenore Appelhans said...

Mudbound looks great! Algonquin has some really nice books on their list.

Serena said...

Captivating covers. Looks like some great books. Happy Reading.

The Bookworm said...

great books, enjoy them!
Wild Strawberries sounds good.

LorMil said...

They all sound excellent, and I am definitely interested in the third book.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I'm on paperbackswap and love when I get a "wish granted" email letting me know that something I requested could be on its way to me.

It's always something I'm not chomping at the bit to get, but it's a nice surprise when they do come up!

Enjoy your new books!

She is Too Fond of Books

Candy Schultz said...

She is the only woman to publish in Yiddish. I read this awhile ago. I thought it was exceptionally good.

Unknown said...

Marie, hi I have wanted to read Mudbound since I spotted it last year. Can't wait to see what you think.

Anna said...

What a great selection. I love the covers. Happy reading!

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