Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday Finds


Here's a bunch on new books I either picked up on vacation or ordered in the past couple of weeks.

Piano Roles, by James Parakilas, is a history of the piano. I got it at Bryn Mawr Bookstore in Cambridge, Mass., in my old neighborhood of Huron Village.

The Hundred Waters, by Lauren Acampora, is a galley I received in the mail from Grove Press.

Atomic Anna, by Rachel Barenbaum, and The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, by Sarit Yishai-Levi, were both recommended by a friend who reviews for the Association of Jewish Libraries. I got Atomic Anna from Porter Square Books in Cambridge, where I used to work.

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is also a Netflix series starring Dreamy Michael Aloni of Shtisel fame, so there's that. My friend said read the book first. Beauty Queen came from

The Ingenue by Rachel Kapelke-Dale is a galley coming from St. Martin's Press later this year. It has to do with love, sex and piano. Fun!

What is Written on the Tongue, by Anne Lazurko, is an intriguing-sounding WW2 book I bought from

Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks, is about music and the brain. It came from

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