Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Finds!

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

I came across both of these as I was browsing an online bookseller for ideas for my 2010 challenge reading lists.

Someone Knows my Name by Lawrence Hill

"Wonderfully in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."--Nancy Kline, "New York Times Book Review" Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life
and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget. Reading group guide included.

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

We don't want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it so we will just say this: This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice. Two years later, they meet again -- the story starts there...Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds. 'Totally believable.' -- Daily Express 'It would be hard not to romp through it.' -- Financial Times 'Impresses as a feat of literary engineering...the plot exerts a fearsome grip.' -- Telegraph


  1. Added someone knows my name to my tbr pile. I couldn't find the other one on Goodreads. I'll check out Amazon.

    Happy Reading!