Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Finds- Great Fall Books and More

This week I added a bunch of great new fall books to my collection, started reading one of them and found an older treasure or two as well.

First up is C, by Tom McCarthy, which was just short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. I've wanted to read this ever since I heard Random House sales reps Michael Kindness and Leslie Vasilio raving about it at a fall-titles presentation they did at the wonderful Harvard Book Store. It's finally been released and I got it first thing Tuesday morning from the equally wonderful Porter Square Books.

Penguin Books sent me My Mother She Killed Me and My Father He Ate Me, an anthology of fairy tales from authors such as Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, and more. Many of the authors are scheduled to appear at the upcoming Boston Book Fest; I can't wait to dip into these great-looking stories.

Next up is The Tiger, by John Vaillant, a nonfiction account of the hunt for a tiger which killed a poacher in extreme eastern Russia. I'll buy and read just about anything about Russia and this book caught me right away. Then I saw the trailer and ordered it immediately!

I've already started reading it and let me tell you, it is absolutely gripping.

Now what I want to know is, when's the movie coming out?

I found two other books at my favorite used bookstore, Cambridge's Lorem Ipsum: Margaret Atwood's short story collection The Tent, and Cruddy, an illustrated novel from the queen of teen angst, Lynda Barry. I grew up on her comics and I can't wait to read this book. When I met her a couple of years ago at a library conference, fans clutched their battered copies of Cruddy like the Holy Grail. All I had was her latest book in hand and an old poster called "Poodle with a Mohawk ("You'll never call him Fifi again!) on my wall at home. I kind of can't wait to read her book!

After this I'm rushing out for only one new fall release- Richard Harvell's The Bells, which releases on the 14th.

What about you? What's new on your shelf this week? What fall books have you rushing to the bookstore?

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Kathleen said...

That book trailer is so good. It does it's job because it makes me want to read The Tiger.

Amy said...

I just finished The Tiger and really enjoyed it. The rest of those books look really great as well! Happy reading.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful books indeed.

Zibilee said...

Oh wow! All of these books look wonderful, and I am really excited to see that you are reading The Tiger! I hear it's fantastic! I am so excited to see what you think of all of these, and the anthology sounds particularly great! Hope that you enjoy them!

bermudaonion said...

I'm very curious about My Mother She Killed Me and My Father He Ate Me - it sounds like a lot of great authors contributed to that one.

Marie Cloutier said...

Kathleen- do it!

Amy- I'm so glad. I'm loving it!

Man of la Books- yes!

Zibilee-thanks, I'll keep you posted! :-)

Bermudaonion, yes, it looks terrific :-)