Some New Books

As I mentioned before, I didn’t get to go to the Half Price Books sale over the weekend but I couldn’t really complain too much because some new books arrived at home and so now I get to tell about which new books made my day.

First, I have to say a big thank you to Jennifer who had read my post about wanting The Sagas of Icelanders but couldn’t buy the book when we were in Iceland as I really had no space for such a tome. Well, she kindly offered her copy of the book to me and next thing you know, I have it! Isn’t that sweet? I think it’ll be wonderful to dip into this book here and there.

The other books were ARCs that came and I’m quite excited about:

  • Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas. Synopsis: A powerful novel of the secrets women keep and the lies they tell to survive life in a small, 19th century Colorado mining town.
  • The Locust and the Bird by Hanan Al-Shaykh. Kirkus Review: The memoir of Kamila, a Lebanese Muslim woman whose novelist daughter (Only in London, 2001, etc.) takes on the voice of her mother to tell her story.
  • A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar. Publisher’s Weekly: Jarrar’s sparkling debut about an audacious Muslim girl growing up in Kuwait, Egypt and Texas is intimate, perceptive and very, very funny.
  • The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha. Publisher’s Weekly: This complex, layered story of a family’s journey toward justice and forgiveness comes together through spellbinding storytelling.

I have a giveaway of one of these books coming up at the end of the week so check back and enter.

Now it’s time to wind down with one of my books. I’m not sure what I’m in the mood for so I may just start something new tonight.

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