Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Finds- I Swear I'm Doing a lot of Weeding, Too!

Some fun things came in this week.

Barnacle Love, about a Portuguese family emigrating to Canada, came for review from Algonquin. It was a finalist for the Giller Prize and looks really good.

Also for review is Five Women, a book of short stories by German writer Robert Musil, from Godine. I've already dipped into it and it looks fabulous. I'm planning to start it today.

Booker Prize winner The Life and Times of Michael K, by the brilliant J.M. Coetzee, arrived via Bookmooch.

I picked up Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil at the library's book sale table. My trip to Florida is now a trip to Beaufort, SC, and we'll be visiting Savannah while we're there.

Finally I've always kind of wanted to read Robertson Davies, so I was glad to get What's Bred in the Bone via Bookmooch.

What came your way this week? Have a great Friday and see more Friday Finds at


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I saw Barnacle Love somewhere recently and thought it looked good. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Anonymous said...

I read Coetzee's Michael K book last year! I was quite swept up into the adventure.

Lisa C. Hayden said...

Robertson Davies is lots of fun... I particularly liked The Deptford Trilogy but also thoroughly enjoyed The Cornish Trilogy. Enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

You definitely need to go to Savannah while you're in Beaufort and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is the perfect book to put you in the mood. Enjoy your new books!

gautami tripathy said...

I see some good finds!

Read about my Friday Find!

Zibilee said...

Oh! Lots of good stuff, but in particular the Davies and the Coetzee. I just finished Disgrace a couple of weeks ago and it blew my mind! Have you read it yet? Also I read the Deptford Trilogy by Davies last year, and have to say that it was one of the most complex and riveting books I have ever read. You are in for a real treat. I think What's Bred in the Bone is the second book in The Cornish Trilogy, the first one, is Rebel Angels. I can't wait to hear what you think of them!