Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Finds (July 10)

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What great books have you added to your wish list this week? Share your Friday Finds at Should Be Reading.

Here are the books that made it onto my wish list this week:

Children of the Water by Carleen BriceDesire by Lindsay AhlLies My Mother Never Told Me by Kaylie Jones
Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd TaylorOne Big Happy Family edited by Rebecca WalkerThe Ice Chorus by Sarah Stonich

I mentioned Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice in a “similar covers” post, but had no idea what the novel was about until I read her guest post at 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started. Jacquelyn Mitchard called it a “fresh, free-rein novel about mothers’ secrets and children’s sorrows,” which sounds great to me! (I’m a sucker for books about secrets.)

Rebecca at Lost in Books writes a great series called “Take Me Away,” in which she features books that focus on a specific country or culture. A couple of weeks ago, she did Kenya, which is when I came across Desire by Lindsay Ahl—“a dense, dreamlike novel,” according to author Susann Cokal.

I’m not sure where I first saw Lies My Mother Never Told Me by Kaylie Jones, but the title alone was enough to pique my interest!

I spotted Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor on the Fantastic Fiction site. Although I didn’t enjoy The Mermaid Chair or The Dance of the Dissident Daughter as much as The Secret Life of Bees, I still want to read this one.

Rebecca Walker was recently interviewed at Feminist Review, which is where I heard about One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk about Polyamory, Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love (which Walker edited). Although this book is saddled with a mouthful of a title and an uninspired cover, it sounds fascinating. You can also read a review of it at In These Times.

Finally, Rose City Reader mentioned The Ice Chorus by Sarah Stonich in her Mailbox Monday post this week.


  1. Lies My Mother Never Told Me sounds great -- nice finds!

  2. Really nice finds.. I would love to check out some of those titles. Here's my Friday Finds post

  3. Traveling with Pomegranates sounds very interesting!

  4. Wow, you found some good ones! I'm excited to learn of Traveling with Pomegranates and I think Lies My Never Told Me looks good too.

  5. I like the sound of the Sue Monk Kidd one that she wrote with her daughter.

  6. I love books about secrets too!

  7. Oh, I didn't know Sue Monk Kidd had a new book out!

  8. I was interested in Lies My Mother Never Told Me. When I read the summary it interested me. You have some great finds. Happy weekend.

  9. Lies My Mother Told Me and One Big Happy Family both sound interesting. Thanks for the ideas.

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  10. Looks like some great finds!

  11. Oh I didn't know Sue Monk Kidd had a new book out. I really liked Secret Life of Bees so I'll have to put this one on my radar!

  12. You've got some good finds there Avis. Desire sounds intriguing and I like the cover. Is that a new one for Sue Monk Kidd? I really enjoy her writing.