These are the interesting books I found this week, while browsing blogs and book stores.
- The Winter Queen (an Erast Fandorin Mystery). Boris Akunin.
Short-listed for the Gold Dagger Award in 2003, this is the first novel in a series of mysteries that are apparently big hits in Russia and Europe.
- The Sisters Mortland. Sally Beauman.
Picked this up from a sale bin at our local Borders. Have to admit, I was first attracted by the cover, but it does sound like an interesting book.
- Early Autumn: A Story of a Lady. Louis Bromfield.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 1927. I'm considering this as one of the books I might read for the Battle of the Prizes Challenge, if I decide to sign up.
- The Shadow Year. Jeffrey Ford.
A finalist for this year's Shirley Jackson Award.
- Arcadia Falls. Rand D. Johnson.
Another book for another challenge (should I decide to join up). This time it's the Eco Reading Challenge, for books with an environmental theme.
- The Earth Hums in B Flat. Mari Strachan.
I've been trying to learn a little bit more about recent Welsh literature, and I discovered this title at Fleur Fisher Reads.