Friday, March 6, 2009
Friday Finds (March 6)
What great books have you added to your wish list this week? Share your Friday Finds at Should Be Reading.
I’m highlighted two very different books this week...
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves is a collection of short stories by Karen Russell, which I discovered on Aerin’s blog, In Search of Giants. Aerin says: “These stories may be surreal, but what’s far more astonishing is Russell’s magic with words. Russell unabashedly expects the best of the English language and refuses to settle for less. Her phrasing is orgasmic.” Head over to her blog to read the rest of her review.
S. Krishna at S. Krishna’s Books concludes her review of First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood by Thrity Umrigar by saying: “Between the poignancy of the stories and the gravitas and beauty of Umrigar’s writing, First Darling of the Morning is a gem that is absolutely not to be missed. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” Sounds good to me!