Recently I received a few new books which will be published in February. They all sound good and I want to dive into them now but you know how that is. Anyway, want to hear about the books?
First, there’s Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I received this one from the BookBrowse First Impressions program. This book is an epic novel that features twin brothers who grow up in Ethiopia after their mother dies and their father abandons them. Matt recently mentioned this was one of his favorite reads in 08.
Then I have The Vagrants by Yiyun Li. This story takes the reader to Communist China in 1979 when Beijing was rocked by the Democratic Wall Movement, an anti-Communist groundswell designed to move China beyond the dark shadow of the Cultural Revolution toward a more enlightened and open society.
Finally, I also have Honeymoon in Tehran by Azadeh Moaveni. American-born journalist Azadeh Moaveni returns to Iran in 2005 to cover the rise of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. While she’s there, the unexpected happens: she meets her soul mate, falls in love, and becomes pregnant. Now she must face a future that she didn’t quite plan.
What about you? Which books are you looking forward to, and have you been lucky enough to score an ARC? Tell me so I can add more books to my list.