16 November 2008

Weekly Discoveries #4

Here are this week's discoveries. As always, many come from other bloggers' book reviews, but others are my own finds.

Book Suggestions

  1. Songs for the Missing, Stewart O'Nan (fiction)
  2. The Pirate's Daughter, Margaret Cezair-Thompson (historical fiction)
  3. Climbing the Mango Trees, Madhur Jaffrey (autobiography)
  4. Digging to American, Anne Tyler (fiction)
  5. Company of Liars, Karen Maitland (fiction, based on Chaucer)
  6. Isaac's Storm, Erik Larson (nonfiction; Galveston hurricane)
  7. The Sudden Sea, R. A. Scotti (nonfiction)
  8. Crack in the Edge of the World, Simon Winchester (nonfiction, San Francisco earthquake)
  9. Crossing the Continent, Robert Goodwin (nonfiction)
  10. Book of Tea, Kakuzo Okakura (food history)
  11. To Catch the Lightning, Alan Cheuse (historical fiction)
  12. City of Ember, Jeanne Duprau (YA fantasy)
Authors to Check Out
  1. Elizabeth Haydon (fantasy)
  2. Lillian Beckwith (fiction, Scotland)
Authors Rediscovered
  1. Arthur Ransome (YA fiction)
  2. Norah Lofts (biographical novels)

Books Bought or Borrowed
  1. Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke (YA fantasy)
  2. Lucia, Andrea di Robilant (historical fiction)
  3. Twilight at Monticello, Alan Crawford (nonfiction)


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