So, it always seems I get my best reading done when I'm traveling and this past weekend was no exception. I went down to Memphis to visit my two best friends and over the course of the weekend I got a few books read. I read Zoe Klein's forthcoming Drawing in the Dust from Pocket Books on the way down there. It's a story that combines archaeology, religious fundamentalism, romance, and ghost stories in modern day Israel. Fun, frothy, and easy to read, it made my day of travel much less tedious than if I hadn't read it. Don't worry--the cover of the advance reading copy is quite pretty, showing a woman's hair blowing in the breeze with the desert blurred and faded in the background. I'm not sure why it's not been "unveiled" yet, but there you go. Fans of The Red Tent and People of the Book will probably find much to enjoy in this debut novel.
I'm eagerly awaiting the comp copy that my sales rep promised. But if it doesn't arrive by the weekend you can bet that one of the store's copies will be going home with me!