Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Finds-Waking Up with News of Books!

It's been a long week but I managed to stagger up from my desk to tell you about some new books that came into the house recently.
An Atlas of Impossible Longing, by Anuradha Roy, is a new novel from Free Press, which has published some great things including The White Tiger, a particular favorite of mine. Can't wait to read this one!

The Bee-Loud Glade came for review from Steve Himmer. This book looks like fun; Himmer is a Twitter pal of mine and was nice enough to offer me his book. I gather he's local too so that's always a plus.
I found Voices in the Garden, by Dirk Bogarde, at a used bookstore in Cambridge, on my lunch break. I actually saw it the day of my interview and promised myself I would get it as a present to myself if I got the job. Luckily it was still there! I guess novels by 1970s art film movie-stars don't exactly fly off the shelves. I had a crush on him when I was a teenager so how I could I refuse?

Finally, I found a first edition of one of my favorite books, H.S. Bhabra's Gestures, at the same used bookstore. It's not valuable or anything (I paid $8.00 for it) but it's valuable to me. And if you haven't read Gestures and you love beautiful literary fiction, I highly recommend it!

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Mystica said...

All the books are new to me but the Anuradha Roy is the one that I am particularly looking forward to.

Zibilee said...

I am totally excited about The Bee Loud Glade and have been reading some excellent reviews. The others look quite interesting as well. I will be excited to see what you think, especially in the case of Himmer's book!

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you got some great books! I love that you found a book that's so precious to you.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The Bee Loud Glade has natural appeal to me since Lake Isle is one of my favorite poems (and one I can still recite - remembering your post on poems we can still remember!)

Kathleen said...

Enjoy your new books. I'm not familiar with any of these so look forward to hearing more about them.