Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Library Loot

Hosted by Eva and Alessandra.

This Week's Loot:

All Other Nights by Dara Horn (2009) 363 pages HC

"A gripping epic about the great moral struggles of the Civil War.How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover in 1862 he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln.After that night, will Jacob ever speak for himself? The answer comes when his commanders send him on another mission this time not to murder a spy but to marry one."

The Madwoman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux (2008) 368 pages Pb

Rhyming Life & Death by Amos Oz (2009) 117 pages HC translated from the Hebrew
I love this Israeli writer's work. I have read My Michael, Black Box,The Hill of Evil Counsel,Elsewhere Perhaps,Touch the Water,Touch the Wind. I am never disappointed.

The Prospector by J.M.G. Le Clezio (1985) 338 pages Pb translated from the French

Another by the Nobel Laureate 2008 that I want to read.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (2009) 552 pages HC
I recently enjoyed The House of Riverton very much and thought I'd like to read this Australian writer's second novel.

Completed from last week's loot:

Asta In The Wings**** by Jan Elizabeth Watson (2009)
Finally, a story about neglected children that ended the way I wanted it to. I recommend this book.

The Cradle****+ by Patrick Somerville (2009). Highly recommended.
The Fat Lady Next Door is Pregnant*** by Michel Tremblay. I was very disappointed after this novel was proposed as one of the five books that represents the best in Canadian literature.
Please feel free to leave comments, opinions, or links if you've reviewed any of these. No spoilers though.
What did you plunder from your library lately?


  1. I've The Prospector on my shelf, just waiting for the right mood and moment. Enjoy your books!

  2. Another interesting looking set of books. Nothing I know but I will do some investigation. Every time I come here my wishlist grows!Happy reading!

  3. Those sound really interesting.
    Have fun reading :D

  4. You've got some good books this week! I've been wanting to read Kate Morton's The House at Riverton...will look forward to your thought's on her new book.

  5. Those all look great. I hope you enjoy All Other Nights. The Oz book and The Madwoman of Bethlehem look great as well. I love the ideas I get from your blog! :-)

  6. You and all of your translated works! :) I'm jealous of them all.

  7. Looks like you brought home some great and different books this week!!

  8. All Other Nights sounds good. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. Thanks for the book list - those books look interesting. There are few that I'm going to add to my to-read list.



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