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Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Finds 10/15/10

Here are a few of the books that have caught my attention over the past several months (I'm REALLY trying to get caught up on this ...):

The Breaking of Eggs: A Novel

The Breaking of Eggs, by Jim Powell - a Communist-era travel guide writer struggles to deal with the fall of the Berlin Wall - found at Caribousmom

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

The Wave, by Susan Casey - non-fiction about the power of rogue waves - found at Books on the Nightstand

The Kitchen House: A Novel

The Kitchen House, by  Kathleen Grissom - "When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family." - found at Booking Mama

The Report: A Novel
The Report, by Jessica Francis Kane - "the story of Britain’s worst civilian disaster during World War II, The Bethnal Green incident, and the subsequent government investigation and report"  - found at Devourer of Books

Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker, by Paulo Bacigalupi - it's a dystopian YA novel, a genre that I'm always drawn to but generally don't enjoy, so I'm not sure that I expect to like this one but it interests me - found a Darren's Bookshelf

Adam & Eve: A Novel

Adam & Eve: A Novel, by Sena Jeter Naslund - definitely NOT a Bible story, but with ties to the Biblical story of creation, and set in the future - found at Library's Cat

The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering Our Ability to Rescue the Earth 
The Fate of Nature, by Charles Wohlforth - "If I had to review this book in one sentence I would say “environmentalism for conservatives.” Sounds like the perfect book for me! - found at Amy Reads

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English: A Novel

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English, by Natasha Solomons - in post-WWII England a German couple tries to adapt to their new life - found at She is Too Fond of Books

Ten Degrees of Reckoning: The True Story of a Family's Love and the Will to Survive

Ten Degrees of Reckoning, by Hester Rumburg - true story of a sailing disaster - found at Best Fish Reads

Share your recent finds and see what others bloggers are excited about at Should Be Reading's Friday Finds.


bermudaonion said...

They all look good to me!

Amy said...

Oooohhh happy to see The Fate of Nature there - I really loved it. And The Wave!

Heather J. said...

bermudaonion - I know, right?!

Amy - Yeah, you'll see more books from your blog on there in the next few weeks ... But I am REALLY looking forward to The Fate of Nature - thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Alyce said...

Several of those are on my wish list. The Report and The Wave are new to me. They look like good nonfiction.

Wendy said...

Glad to see I am helping add to your stacks :) Happy reading...and thanks for the link love!

Feathered Quill Book Reviews said...

Excellent selection - The Kitchen House in particular looks like a great read. Here are mine:

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

THE REPORT is so fabulous, you must read it!

Donna said...

I've come across many of these myself. The Kitchen House is on my TBR list. I'll watch for your review.

Beth F said...

You found some good ones. And I'm glad to have tempted you.

Erin said...

I just read The Report, after also seeing it on Devourer of Books. It was very well done, an interesting look at how historical events get shaped. Enjoy!

Cindy said...

The Kitchen House and Mr Rosenblum definitely have been added to my TBR list!

Heather J. said...

Alyce - THE WAVE is getting mixed reviews but I'm still interested in reading it.

Wendy - Glad to see you browsing around the blogs. Hope things are going well with your sister!

Feathered Quill - Thanks! I'll be over to check yours out soon.

Jen - Thanks for blogging about it - it sounds fascinating!

Donna - TKH is not a genre I usually read but it does sound really good.

Beth F - You definitely got my attention with that book - it's right up my alley!

Erin - Glad to know that it is worth reading - it sounds really good.

Cindy - I'm excited about those since they've gotten such good reviews from other bloggers.

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