Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
This book is essentially Steve Martin's autobiography about how he started out as a comedian and then his subsequent rise to fame. I've already started this one, and I am already really enjoying it. I've been amazed by the story so far--I never knew how Steve Martin got his start, and this story is really one of perseverance.
The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
This is the latest book that I have received on behalf of the Blogging for Books program, and it's the first work of fiction that I have obtained from the program in a while. The book contains two story lines: one follows the life of Sarah Brown who expertly draws maps into artwork to help slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. The other is about a modern day woman, Eden Anderson, who moves into a old historical home, and as the book progresses, it turns out that these two women have many things in common.