Monday, April 14, 2008
Latest dozen books
Dreaming in Cuban. Cristina Garcia. For Slaves of Golconda at the end of the month.
The Canon. Natalie Angier. I tried to find a review copy of this at ALA last summer. When I couldn't, I decided to wait until it came out in paper.
Great Writers Great Stories Regional writing from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. edited by Edward Allan Faine. My friend W. from California (that's in Maryland) brought me this when she visited last month.
We are Now Beginning Our Descent. James Meek. I've heard it's not near as good as The People's Act of Love, but then, what could be?
Hunter's Run. George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham. A recent hit at Readerville.
No-Man's Lands. Scott Huler. Yay for review copies!
Child 44. Tom Rob Smith. Another yay for review copies.
A Quiet Storm. Rachel Howzell Hall. I mentioned this one last week.
The Solitary Vice. Mikita Brottman. I started this a few weeks back, but felt like arguing with everything she said. I've set it aside until my mood improves.
Dark Places of the Heart. Christina Stead. Took a trip to the used bookstore when W. was in town, came home with this and an MLA handbook for S. (for which he showed not one lick of gratitude).
Hearts and Minds. Rosy Thornton. An autographed review copy.
The Age of American Unreason. Susan Jacoby. To wait in the wings for reading after I finish Freethinkers. . .
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