For some reason I don't have many new finds this week. Just two, really – one fiction and one nonfiction.
Fiction first. Selden Edwards' novel The Little Book isn't really new; it came out last year, but I'm just now hearing about it. The publisher's description calls it a story of a man's "dislocation in time." Sounds like part sci-fi and part mystery tale, which would make it a perfect book for me.
And my nonfiction find is Fred Kaplan's 1959: The Year Everything Changed, which was published earlier this summer. Kaplan argues that instead of focusing entirely on the cultural changes of the '60s, we should really look at 1959 as the year "that ushered in the wave of tremendous cultural, political, and scientific shifts that would play out in the turbulent decades that followed." Well, of course, the culture was beginning to change even before 1959, but it's an interesting theory and the book sounds like a great read. Especially for those of us who actually lived through the period. Yes, the codgers, to be more precise.
Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by mizb17 at Should Be Reading. Participants are asked to share with other bloggers about the new-to-you books found during the week - books you either want to add to your TBR list, or that you just heard about that sound interesting.