Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday Finds (January 23)
What great books have you come across this week? Share your Friday Finds at Should Be Reading.
I’ve been doing slightly funny things in my Friday Finds posts in the last couple of weeks: last week I confused two of Stephanie Kallos’s books (I mentioned that her first book, Broken for You, had been on my radar before I spotted it on Carrie’s best of 2008 list, but actually it was her second book, Sing Them Home, that I was thinking of) and two weeks ago, coincidentally, my FF post was almost identical to Dawn’s over at She Is Too Fond of Books (except we posted different covers for both the books we mentioned!). This week, I feel like I’m cheating a bit since all my finds came from a summer preview post on Sarah’s blog, Reading the Past (which I found via DeAnna Cameron’s blog, Writerly So)...
According to the author’s website, A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell “follows a crime reporter through 1931 Berlin as she searches for her brother’s killer, a trail that leads from the city’s dark underbelly to the top ranks of the rising Nazi party.” I’m not 100% sure this book would be up my alley (it might be too dark), but it does sound interesting!
According to the publisher’s site, Emily’s Ghost by Denise Giardina is “a lustrous, beautifully written reimagining of the Brontë family—and of Emily Brontë’s passionate engagement with life.” Now that definitely sounds up my alley!
And finally, another novel that focuses on the life of an author: Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers, which is about Virginia Woolf and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell. I also found a review of this book on the Vulpes Libris blog. I definitely must get my hands on a copy of this one!