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Book Booty #6

June 11, 2008

I know, two posts in one day? I’m just trying to wrap up this little series so I can tie in my Weekly Geeks post before the end of the week! Back to the books…

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The folks over at Picador wanted to send me a copy of Rules for Saying Goodbye, and I just couldn’t say no! From the website:

In the world of Kate Taylor, heroine of Rules for Saying Goodbye, pleasure and melancholy are close neighbors–like the summer hats and lobster boilers squashed together in the tiny closet of her Manhattan apartment. In this hilarious, bittersweet story, we follow young Kate from her girlhood in Fresno California, through a career at a chilly New England prep school, and on to life in Manhattan, where she finds a sometimes dissipated, sometimes glamorous life of fourteen-dollar cocktails, empty cupboards, and extravagantly unsuitable men.

In this witty and affecting debut, the real-life Katherine Taylor chronicles the moment when you stop waiting for things to happen, and go in search of them yourself.

When the book came in, I was thrilled to also find Out Stealing Horses in the same package. 

Out Stealing Horses has been embraced across the world as a classic, a novel of universal relevance and power. Panoramic and gripping, it tells the story of Trond Sander, a sixty-seven-year-old man who has moved from the city to a remote, riverside cabin, only to have all the turbulence, grief, and overwhelming beauty of his youth come back to him one night while he’s out on a walk. From the moment Trond sees a strange figure coming out of the dark behind his home, the reader is immersed in a decades-deep story of searching and loss, and in the precise, irresistible prose of a newly crowned master of fiction.  

You can read more about Out Stealing Horses at Ready Steady Book.

Two VERY different books, yet don’t they both sound intriguing?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2008 11:14 pm

    I received Rules for Saying Goodbye recently too but haven’t had a chance to start it! It does sound good.

  2. June 12, 2008 12:28 am

    I’ve been lusting after Out Stealing Horses for awhile now. So far, I’ve shown restraint, but that may not last forever! I’ll be interested in your review.

  3. June 12, 2008 6:13 am

    Oh dear! My too read list is just growing and growing!

    And thanks back atcha for stopping by MY little corner of the world! 🙂

    I wouldn’t be able to finish a book I read the end to prematurely!!

  4. June 12, 2008 8:29 am

    I am so jealous! “The folks over at Picador wanted to send me a copy of Rules for Saying Goodbye”

    I got an email from them offering me the book, but apparently I didn’t respond in a nanosecond, so I didn’t get the chance to read it. No worries, though, because I look forward to your review of it. That will help me decide how disappointed I should be…LOL

    You’ve gotten a great deal of books.

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