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Friday Finds

I'd never heard of Friday Finds until today! It's a kind of round-up of every book you've heard of in the past week that you'd like to read. Here's my list:

The Black Tower, by Louis Bayard. Received an ARC of this book on Monday; so good that it only took me two days to finish. My review of this wonderful mystery novel will be up shortly.

The Sealed Letter, by Emma Donoghue. Not out in the US yet; historical fiction set in Victorian England, featuring an infamous divorce case.

Our Lady of Pain, by Elena Forbes. I received this book as an ARC as well; murder mystery set in modern-day England.

Schooled, by Anisha Lakani. About a Manhattan private school teacher who earns extra money on the side tutoring. Another ARC.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer. Also an ARC that I received this week; epistolary novel set just after WWII.


Iliana said…
I am really looking forward to the Emma Donoghue book. I just reviewed Die With Me by Elena Forbes which is the first in her series. I hope this next one is good.
Kim said…
That Mary Ann Shaffer book looks right up my alley. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!
(page after page)
Anonymous said…
Is Schooled fiction? (I guess I could go look it up) a lot of these look interesting. Happy Reading.

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