Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Library Loot


Hosted by Eva at The Stripped Armchair.

This week's loot:





The Great Lover by Jill Dawson (2009) UK

Fiction, 310 pages HC; about the English poet Rupert Brooke.








Carpentaria by Alexis Wright (2006) Australia
Fiction, 516 pages HC; an award-winning novel by an Aboriginal Australian writer.






And Let the Earth Tremble at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (1999) Mexico
Fiction, 152 pages Pb; translated from the Spanish 2009 in, described as "a literary portrait of Mexico City". That's all I know, I just can't resist a lyrical title.









Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw (2009) Malaysia
Fiction, 343 pages HC; about post-colonial Indonesia. Doris Lessing's recommendation.










Nada by Carmen Laforet (1945) Spain
Fiction, 244 pages HC; an award winning book, translated from the Spanish in 2007, about an orphan's life in post civil war Spain.










Currently library read...
The Accordionist's Son by Barnardo Atxaga, 40 pages to go in a very interesting novel about Basque Spain. I recommend it.





Get thee to a library, there be treasure there.

3 comments:

  1. I so wish I had a library near-by with such books :) :)
    It is a loot definitely :)

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  2. Fabulous books - I haven't heard of many of them.

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