Thursday, August 14, 2008

New to my library!

This has been an excellent week for new books! I haven't posted about my good fortune in a while, so here's what's new on Mount ToBeRead:

  • City of Refuge by Tom Piazza: A breathtaking novel of two families, one white and one black, whose lives are torn apart by Hurricane Katrina and then pieced back together again in ways they couldn't have imagined.
  • Will I Ever Know by Charles Henry: Chad wants to go back in time to meet famous singer/actress of WWII, Frances Langford. What happens when these two star-crossed lovers from different times meet?
  • Webs of Power by Darlene Quinn: a raw, unsentimental portrayal of greed, manipulation and relationships set in the excessive, insatiable retail industry of the 1980s.
  • The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis: thirteen women and the experiment that transformed their lives.
  • Descartes' Bones by Russell Shorto: A grand a strange history of the 350-year-long debate between religion and science, seen through the oddly momentous journey of the skull and bones of the great French philosopher, Rene Descartes.
  • The Grift by Debra Ginsberg: What happens when a pseudo-psychic suddenly gets the real gift?
  • My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar: A son's search for his Jewish past in Kurdish Iraq.

Not a bad haul, huh? Some fiction, some non-fiction, some suspense and maybe a little comedy. I'm going to try and get the pre-release books read and reviewed soon. So tell me - which one looks most interesting? I have really been looking forward to The Grift.

1 comment:

shereadsbooks said...

An excellent haul -- and I think I remember seeing ShelfAwareness ads for at least two of those. I'd be interested in your take on The Necklace -- I think that was one of the ones I tried for, but it wasn't shipping outside of the US.

On a side note, I noticed that you've got an outdated link to me in your sidebar. I actually just moved to my own domain, which is pretty exciting, I think. Would you mind changing your link to http://shereadsbooks.org ?

Thanks!!