Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!
I just read a review yesterday over at Bermudaonion's Weblog for The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles, that made me say to myself "Self, you really need to read this one."
Here is a summary of The Seamstress from the HarperCollins website:
As seamstresses, the young sisters Emília and Luzia dos Santos know how to cut, mend, and conceal—useful skills in the lawless backcountry of Brazil, where ruthless land barons feud with bands of outlaw cangaceiros, trapping innocent residents in the crossfire. Emília, a naive romantic, dreams of falling in love with a gentleman and escaping to a big city. Quick-tempered Luzia also longs for escape, finding it in her craft and secret prayers to the saints she believes once saved her life. But when Luzia is abducted by cangaceiros led by the infamous Hawk and Emília stumbles into a marriage with the son of a wealthy and politically powerful doctor, the sisters' quiet lives diverge in ways they never would have imagined.
So did anything new catch your eye this last week?