Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Finds- Just Two!

I'm so excited that Clair de Lune, by Jetta Carleton, is out. Carleton only published one book during her lifetime, the luminous The Moonflower Vine; this book was among her papers and was just brought out by HarperCollins. This book is also set in Missouri and about a woman struggling to find happiness as best she can. I'm looking forward to reading this very, very soon! And you should read The Moonflower Vine if you haven't already!

On another tack entirely, Bitter Fruit is a novel set in South Africa of the post-apartheid years, about a family coming to terms with that country's history and heritage. It was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and has conflicting reviews on LibraryThing, which makes me think it will be a thought-provoking read one way or the other.

I spent my discretionary money on things other than books this week, so that's it. What about you? What's new on your shelf? Find more Finds at


bermudaonion said...

I've been hearing a lot of great things about Clair de Lune. They both look good.

Zibilee said...

I also have been hearing good things about Clair de Lune, and have been thinking that I might need to read it. Great additions today!