Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Finds #8

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

Friday Finds is a chance to share and show off the books you discovered during the week and would like to add to your reading list... 

Or a place to simply feature the books you've actually purchased throughout the week and have added to your to be read pile!

Earlier this week, I made two visits to our local Friends of Library Used Bookstore here in the beautiful town of Carpinteria on California's central coast. During my recent visits, I purchased a total of six books... So, much for downsizing my to be read pile!!

Attica Locke
The two books that really stand out for me this week where two hardback novels written by Attica Locke -- The Cutting Season and Black Water Rising

I first learned about Ms. Locke's writing through the 2013 Women's Literary Festival in Santa Barbara, California earlier this year. I was not able to attend this delightful sounding literary event earlier this year, but am hoping to attend this annual event next year in May.

The Cutting Season
Black Water Rising

On Attica Locke's website (on her ABOUT page), I learned the following information and her novels about Ms. Locke:
Attica Locke’s first novel, Black Water Rising, was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize in the UK in 2010. It was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a Strand Magazine Critics Award. The novel was also a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. In addition, Attica has spent many years working as a screenwriter, penning movie and television scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, HBO, and Dreamworks. She was a fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmakers Lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter. She is a member of the board of directors for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
So, which book have you discovered this week?? Share your discoveries with us here!!

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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