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.
The Sisters Mortland's cover is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Ooh, you have some great finds this week! I'd forgotten about The Sisters Mortland, that's one I could have mentioned in my post as well. I love the cover to The Earth Hums in B Flat, plus it sounds like an interesting read (from the teaser at Fleur Fisher Reads).ReplyDelete
I can totally identify with doing more blog reading than book reading!
Some good finds this week. I agree with you about the cover for Sisters Mortland, it looks gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Where have I been? I haven't heard of any of these. Great finds!ReplyDelete
Welsh literature...hmmm I will have to look into that category now, thanks for the idea :)ReplyDelete
These all sound really good - and I have not heard of any of them! Thanks for sharing. I really like the cover of The Earth Hums in B Flat.ReplyDelete
Joy, if you read Early Autumn I hope I see the review.ReplyDelete
Hi Joy. Not sure if you've received this award yet but I have an award here for you:ReplyDelete
I loved The Sisters Mortland - it was called The Landscape of Love in the UK though.And if you're looking for Welsh authors, have you come across Babs Horton I wonder?ReplyDelete