Oh my — on Friday we received about a dozen new titles all releasing this Tuesday, the 13th. After all the books were inventoried and tucked away for the weekend, those of us working took a few minutes to marvel over each new title, as is often custom around here!
Those pictured above are: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, also by Tokarczuk and out in hardcover Drive Your Plow Over The Bones of The Dead, and Heaven’s Breath: A Natural History of The Wind by Lyall Watson.
Drive Your Plow is easily one of my favorite books in translation of 2019 and I’m not alone in thinking this; it was shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. It is a surprising novel about the reclusive life of a woman on the Polish/Czech border who can best be described as a curmudgeon. If you like thrill, suspense, and literary fiction this one might be for you. I can’t wait to read Flights, Tokarczuk has won my attention. Heaven’s Breath looks thoroughly delightful: an expansive look at the history of the wind and how it has been both perceived and experienced. I excitedly described this book to my husband yesterday and he immediately grinned, confirming that this book sounded totally up my alley!
If none of those titles spark your interest don’t fret, we have so many more great books coming to our shelves this week — not to mention our always expanding used book inventory! Take a peek below at what’s new: