Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Finds - June 19

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading and it asks us 'what great books did you hear about/discover this past week?

Here is my find for the week...
(Pub. Date. September 1st)

Product Description
From the critically acclaimed author of Beneath a Marble Sky and Beside a Burning Sea—the new novel from “a master storyteller,”* set in contemporary Asia.

From John Shors comes an unforgettable story of redemption set in modern-day Vietnam.

Dragon House (New American Library), tells the tale of Iris and Noah—two Americans who, as a way of healing their own painful pasts, open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children. In the slums of a city that has known little but war for generations, Iris and Noah befriend children who dream of nothing more than of going to school, having a home, and being loved. Learning from the poorest of the poor, the most silent of the unheard, Iris and Noah find themselves reborn. Resounding with powerful themes of suffering, sacrifice, friendship, and love, Dragon House brings together East and West, war and peace, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.

I was THRILLED that the author was kind enough to send me a copy. I LOVE what I've read about this one so far so I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

Please share your Friday Find.


  1. Wow -- what a fantastic find! Have a great weekend and enjoy the book!

  2. I hope it turns out to be as good as it sounds!

  3. Great find! I have his other two books but haven't read them yet. This one sounds just fantastic! I'll definitely end up adding it to my already falling apart bookshelves.

  4. Your book sounds intriguing, the kind of book that makes you appreciate what we (usually) take for granted here in the U.S.. Thanks for your review. I am currently reading Saffron Dreams, which I will post about soon.

    May I add you to my blogroll?

  5. This sounds wonderful. I have a book by John Shors, Beneath A Marble Sky, that I need to get to soon.

  6. Great find this week. I hope you enjoy it.

  7. I am looking forward to reading this one too, Diane! It sure sounds good.

  8. I have to agree this sounds very good, full of emotion and deep characters. Not to mention a tear jerker! Just the blurb makes me want to read it - and that can only be a good thing.

    Here's mine!

    Take care,


  9. Very cool! I've heard nothing but good things about this author's writing.

  10. This sounds like the type of book I would read! I'm not familiar with this author so thanks for bringing to our attention!

  11. I've got this book on my TBR list. Can't wait to see what you thoughts are after you're finished!


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