06 March 2009

Friday Finds / Weekly Discoveries (March 5)

Here's what caught my eye this week: As always, some are from fellow bloggers and some are my own discoveries. I've also noted if the book is available in other formats.

For those new to my blog: I list all the books that attract my attention during the week. Some I'll read, many I won't. And later, I might not even remember why I thought I'd like a particular title or author.

For more Friday Finds or to join in the meme, visit MizB at Should Be Reading.

Books to Consider
Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson (YA; family saga; 1870s on)
A Partisan's Daughter by Louis De Bernieres (1970s London); Kindle, audio
The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman (HF, 16th century Germany); Kindle
Miracles of Pitao by Laurie Abanese and Laura Morowitz (HF, 1450s Italy); Kindle
Scent of Oranges by Joan Zawatzky (contemporary; South Africa)

Multiple-Author Series
The Inquisitives (high fantasy)

Authors to Check Out

Deanna Raybourn (HF; mysteries; 1880s London)
Faye Kellerman (mysteries; LA)

Released in April
Borderline by Nevada Barr (mystery; Texas)
Will You Take Me As I Am by Michelle Mercer (biography of Joni Mitchell)
Lowside of the Road by Barney Hoskyns (biography of Tom Waits)

Books in My Mailbox
Attachment by Faye Isabel Fonseca (contemporary fiction; ARC); Kindle
The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer (contemporary fiction; YA; ARC)
Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick (marketing; review copy); Kindle, audio
Zig-Zagging: A Memoir by Tom Wilson (memoir; review copy); Kindle


JoAnn 3/6/09, 8:11 AM  

A Patrisan's Daughter has caught my eye, too. Corelli's Mandolin is an all-time favorite. I read Hanna's Daughters a few years ago with my bookgroup...it was OK, but nobody raved about it.

bermudaonion 3/6/09, 8:54 AM  

I can't wait to see what you think of The Teashop Girls. I'll be reading Zig-Zagging soon.

Mae 3/6/09, 9:09 AM  

Hi Beth, I know you're a very enthusiastic advocate for audio books so I thought I'd pass on this link to you. I'm not sure if you're aware of it already. If not, hope it's useful!


Beth F 3/6/09, 9:12 AM  

Thanks so much Mae. I so appreciate your leaving a resource and link for me. I've been a member of Audible for several years now! It's a great place to get audios at a reasonable price.

caite 3/6/09, 9:19 AM  

I have enjoyed several of Nevada Barr books. Not Borderline but I thought that other were rather entertaining.

Karen H. 3/6/09, 9:26 AM  

A Partisan's Daughter is on my TBR list. Hope you have a great weekend!

Jenners 3/6/09, 11:29 AM  

And this is all in one week? Yikes! And Faye Kellerman is Johnathan Kellerman's wife, corect? I always seem them next to each other but read the husband not the wife! Just like I read Stephen King but not Tabitha! That would be a book challenge -- reading the less popular author-spouses of authors!

Sandy Nawrot 3/6/09, 1:20 PM  

Woo hoo! I finally got one of my reviewed books in a Friday Finds! I'd not read anything else by Louis DeBernier, but the audio was phenomenal. (I still haven't figured out who told me about it originally!)

Nicole 3/6/09, 1:38 PM  

I think I really want to read The Witches Trinity. I see it around more and more and it just reinforces that I have got to track down a copy at some point.

Beth F 3/6/09, 1:58 PM  

Sandy: I really have to get myself organized enough to remember where I run across my discoveries. I think It's just one more thing to do and it slips by the wayside. My bad.

TexasRed 3/6/09, 2:02 PM  

Great list -- I think Nevada Barr is the only one of these authors I've read before.

Margot 3/6/09, 3:47 PM  

The Nevada Barr caught my eye, too. I clicked onto the Amazon site and read the promo piece. It looks like a good mystery. I just received my copy of Zig-zagging this week, too.

Jenners 3/6/09, 9:16 PM  

Hi again ... just wanted to let you know I gave you an award here:


Kim 3/6/09, 9:48 PM  

You have some great looking books, as usual. :)
Read away!

Nise' 3/6/09, 11:32 PM  

Just picked up Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn today. Good series.

Dorte H 3/7/09, 9:26 AM  

I can recommend Faye Kellerman, not only for her good mysteries, but also for a truly interesting look into the world of orthodox Jews in a modern society. So her Decker & Lazarus series is the kind where environment plays a highly important role.

Amy 3/8/09, 12:55 PM  

I just wanted to second the Fae Kellerman recommendation, she really is fantastic. I think you'll those books. :)

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