Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Finds- Lots of New Books on the Shelf

The Cantor's Daughter, short stories by Scott Nadelson about Jewish residents of a New Jersey suburb, arrived via Bookmooch.

I picked up G. by John Berger at a local indie. It's a Booker Prize winner and one of the last I have to collect. After this I think there are only three or four that I don't have or have read.
One Hundred Great Jewish Books, by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, arrived from Meryl Zegarek Publicity. Hoffman is an acclaimed scholar and this book looks like a lot of fun.
Moffie, by Andre Carl van der Merwe is about a gay man in the South African military during Apartheid, and was a little present to myself that I picked up at a local indie. It's one of two new Europa Editions books I added this week.
The second is The Father and The Foreigner, by Giancarlo De Cataldo. Both Europas look great! I've been meaning to pick up Moffie since it came out but The Father was an impulse buy.
Finally, I got Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones' acclaimed novel about a family formed through bigamy. I got see Jones speak last night and read from the book; she was terrific and I've started reading this great novel already. I'm really enjoying it!

By the way, speaking of Europa Editions, today on the Europa Challenge blog we have an interview with Editor in Chief Michael Reynolds about Europa's new Tonga imprint. Check it out!

What did you add to your shelf this week? More Friday Finds at


ImageNations said...

Such varied themes and genres. Your commitment to Europa Challenge is amazing. don't know if I can stay with a publisher. You're doing great.

Added some books I'll be sharing on Tuesday.

Zibilee said...

Lots of great things here, and lots of things that are new to me as well. The only one that I am really familiar with is Silver Sparrow, and I am glad to hear that you are enjoying it! I hope you have a great reading weekend!

Anonymous said...

Great books! I have heard such good things about Silver Sparrow and I already put it on my wishlist!

Booksnyc said...

The Cantor's Daughter sounds like an interesting collection of short stories.

Thanks for the heads up re: the content on the Europa Blog today- I am going to check it out!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you got a lot of nice titles! I need to read Silver Sparrow soon.

Vasilly said...

So glad to hear that you're enjoying Silver Sparrow. I can't wait to read your thoughts on it. Have a great weekend.