Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Finds

A bevy of intriguing reads came my way this week.

The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Rise of Three Faiths arrived for review from author Charlotte Gordon. Looks fascinating!

I picked up Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner at a used bookstore; I've always wanted to read it.

The Jewish Husband, by Lia Levi, came from the New England Mobile Book Fair after it got a very positive write-up in one of last week's issues of Shelf Awareness.

My favorite fellow sarcastic Irish-Catholic redhead Kathy Griffin came out with her memoir, Official Book Club Selection, which I rushed right out to buy Tuesday after work.

I picked up The Conversion, by Aharon Appelfeld, from a books-for-sale cart at the temple library this week as well.

Lots of fun ahead! What are you looking forward to?

Find more links to more Friday Finds here!


Booklogged said...

Yay for good books coming your way. I think you'll like The Kite Runner.

bermudaonion said...

I think it's funny that the cover of The Jewish Husband pictures a woman.

gautami tripathy said...

I loved The Kite Runner.

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Anonymous said...

Great finds, Marie!

As you know, I have The Jewish Husband. I also bought The Woman Who Named God a few days ago.

The Kite Runner is an amazing novel, and I can't say enough about it.

the heart is a lonely reader said...

Ooh, and you're reading How to Paint a Dead Man, which is on my to-read list.

I'm currently slogging through an upcoming YA release from Random House, but I'm not sure how much my patience can withstand.

We have an event with Tonya Hurley, the author of ghostgirl and the new ghostgirl title, ghostgirl:homecoming - so we were a comp of both titles, which I'm excited to read (instead of the books I'm supposed to be reading).

Bryan R. Terry said...

I really should read The Kite Runner one of these days. *sigh* Too many books, too little time.

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Memory said...

I read THE KITE RUNNER earlier this year and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

Tasha said...

I would like to read The Kite Runner as well. I'll check back for your review.

Julie J. said...

I absolutely LOVED the Kite Runner. It is an awesome book!

Zibilee said...

Oh, I hope you enjoy The Kite Runner. It was a very touching and unforgettable read for me. I think you will really like it.

Thomas Hogglestock said...

Hee hee, I love Griffin's show, I wonder if I will love her book?