Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Finds! It's Been A While

Or at least it seems that way! I have a few things to share with you that I've picked up or received over the past few weeks:
I received an ARC of Everything Happens Today, by Jesse Browner, from Europa Editions. I expect to get to it next month for the Europa Challenge.
When the World Spoke French is an anthology of essays about and letters and historical material written by Francophones of various nationalities in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Old Dog Barks Backwards is a collection of humorous poetry by American poet Ogden Nash. He was a childhood favorite of mine and I was delighted to find a beautiful copy of this book in a local used bookstore. Nostalgia FTW!
Alan Duff's Once Were Warriors is one of those novels I've always meant to read, so when I came across a used copy this week I had to get it. It's set in New Zealand among the Maori of the modern day.
Finally, I bought myself a treat- In Revere, in Those Days, by Roland Merullo. Merullo is one of my favorite writers; I have a copy of his new book, The Talk-Funny Girl, a must-read for August, but while there were signed paperbacks available I picked this one up because again I've always meant to read it. It's a coming of age story set on the North Shore of Boston. If you haven't read Merullo, read him- he's probably one of the best writers in America today and totally underappreciated!

That's it for me- what are you reading today? More Friday Finds at and have a great weekend.


Sandra said...

Once Were Warriors should be good, I saw the film some years ago, not knowing that it was a book. I have since asked my library to purchase it and they have! And there is a sequel, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted. Thanks for the reminder to read these. I look forward to your thoughts on Warriors.

bermudaonion said...

Those are all new to me, but they look great!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm like Kathy, I haven't heard of any of these but they sound good and your excitement is infectious!

Zibilee said...

I find books about the Maori to be fascinating and have read a few that have had radically different ideas about them. It looks like you've got a lot of great things here this time around, and I hope that you enjoy them all! I am really excited to see what you think of Once We Were Warriors.

Audra said...

I think I saw When the World Spoke French highlighted by Harvard Book Store and now I so desperately want it!

Suzanne said...

Must.have. When the World Spoke French.

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo was an impulse purchase at a bookstore I visited while on a business trip and I loved it. I hope to read more of his work, if the current tbr pile ever allows it.

Amanda said...

Once Were Warriors is a great movie but so sad too. I'm curious to read your review once you've read it.