On My Radar

Some of the titles come from you, my blog friends, others from Booksense or from the B&N Discover New Writers Series. It doesn’t matter that I have toppling stacks of to be read books, there are always new books making it on my list for one day.

Here are the latest books that I’m adding to my wishlist:

  • The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa. From a blurb: Hauntingly spare, beautiful, and twisted, The Diving Pool is a disquieting and at times darkly humorous collection of novellas about normal people who suddenly discover their own dark possibilities.
  • Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski. From the Publisher: A daring, spellbinding tale of anthropologists, missionaries, demon possession, sexual taboos, murder, and an obsessed young reporter named Mischa Berlinski
  • The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum. From the Publisher: Buxbaum’s debut is a welcome addition to the having-it-all genre.
  • Gardens of Water by Alan Drew. From a blurb: In a small village outside Istanbul, Sinan, a struggling Kurdish grocer, hears an odd and ominous rumbling. In the rush of destruction that follows, his first thought is for his young son, buried beneath the earthquake’s debris — then for his wife and daughter. It is an impulse that will torment him for years to come.
  • Shame in the Blood by Tetsuo Miura. This novel is considered one of the finest contemporary love stories in all of modern Japanese literature.
  • My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead by Jeffrey Eugenides. “When it comes to love, there are a million theories to explain it. But when it comes to love stories, things are simpler.”
  • A Person of Interest by Susan Choi. The cover of this one got my attention.
  • The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. From a blurb: This novel takes us back to the time of the Indian epic The Mahabharatรขโ‚ฌโ€a time that is half-history, half-myth, and wholly magical.

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