- The Death Of Bunny Munro: Cool man himself, Nick Cave, has written a dark noir caper about a beauty product salesman who has quite the taste for the ladies. Cave was in Toronto last night for an event and he did a great interview with CBC's Q this morning. My twitter buddy @Lifeatblandings says it's also worth going for the audio version as Warren Ellis was involved.
- Anathem: Now in mass market paperback, now on my shelves waiting to be reviewed! If you're a fan of sci-fi the latest from Neal Stephenson is not to be missed, according to rave reviews I've heard from various reputable persons.
- Mathilda Savitch: Why have I not heard of this before? A first novel about a fearless girl that tries to uncover her murdered sister's dark past. Love the cover.
- Three latest installments in the Extraordinary Canadians series: the Glenn Gould and L.M. Montgomery bios will be must-reads for me, especially since they're written by Mark Kingwell and Jane Urquhart, respectively.
- Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession: Julie Powell's latest (of Julie and Julia) isn't coming out until December but hey, I'm the one using up my lunch break here. God she's self-involved. It's sort of great, though. She and Liz Gilbert will be duking it out for sales.
Best of Fall 2009 This Week
I'm reading The Accidental Billionaires now and boy is it a quick read. Expect to see a review early next week. Here is another batch of fresh-picked fall books, baked into a lovely blog pie.
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