Oh I should get that, or Additions to my Wishlist #3

Over the past couple of weeks, fellow bloggers have tempted me with the following books:

  • Besides the Sea by Véronique Olmi – This book about a single mother and her children left Savidge Reads “stunned and slightly shaken”.  What more can one ask from a writer?  Check out his review here. It is translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.
  • Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk – Amy Reads’ review piqued my interest. It is about a man who washes up on the Spanish shore claiming to be Columbus.
  • The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno –  A portrayal of an American family.  It is highly recommended by Farm Lane Books.
  • Piano by Jean Echenoz –  Winstonsdad’s blog called it strange, briliantly surreal and quirky.It is translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti.
  • The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales – A story about a writer.  The Boston Bibliophile called it heartbreaking, challenging and disturbing.  Right up my alley!

Have you read any of these books? Do any of these books sound interesting to you?

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  1. I’ve added Waiting for Columbus to my wishlist after reading Amy’s review. I seem to have missed farmlanebooks’ post, but that book looks interesting as well. I’m also interested in The Halfway House.

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  2. thanks for putting piano on list ,i want read halfwat house at some point ,got some great write ups ,warmest stu

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  3. Heh, they all sound interesting, but how can I not recommend the one I already did?! Seriously though, I want to read all of the other ones too 🙂

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