12 December 2008

Friday Finds: Dec. 12

I post my entire list of weekly discoveries on Sundays, but I like to pick out at least one book to highlight for this meme. To see what others found this week, click here.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese: I discovered this one from Matt's blog, A Guy's Moleskin Notebook (here). This family saga, centered around identical twins, takes the reader from India to Ethiopia to New York. It is story of family wounds, medicine, and healing on a number of levels. See Matt's review for more.

A Carrion Death
by Michael Stanley: This audiobook (also available in print) received an Earphones award from AudioFile magazine. It is the first in a mystery series that takes place in Africa. From the publisher's summary: "A memorable detective makes his debut in this gritty, mesmerizing thriller. Set amid the beauty and darkness of contemporary Africa, . . . [the novel cuts] to the heart of today's Botswana--a modern democracy threatened by unstable neighbors, poachers, and diamond smugglers."


KyleeJ 12/12/08, 9:52 AM  

The 2nd one looks like it would "sound" great. I keep telling my honey that I want an mp3 for Christmas so that I can start listening to audio books. *fingers crossed* =)

Anonymous,  12/12/08, 10:12 AM  

Cutting for Stone sounds like a good read.

Here is mine.

Shana 12/12/08, 10:15 AM  

Cutting for Stone really appeals to me since I love family sagas!


Cathy 12/12/08, 1:36 PM  

I'm on the waiting list at PBS for A Carrion Death. I wish someone would cough it up quick!

Darlene 12/12/08, 1:40 PM  

Cutting for Stone sounds really good. I'll have to check into that one.

Anonymous,  12/12/08, 2:04 PM  

I have an ARC of Cutting for Stone on my shelf right now, and it's all I can do not to abandon my other books and go right to it.

Anonymous,  12/12/08, 11:24 PM  

I have to go with the crowd and say that Cutting for Stone looks really good. I had that on my list awhile back but I can't remember from where.

Anonymous,  12/14/08, 2:11 AM  

i have no clue about both these books :)

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