December 01, 2004

And Still More Books


We have new (to this library) works by the following authors. Most are "general fiction" or didn't clearly fit into any genre.

Susan Isaacs, Phil Condon, A.S. Byatt, Clint McCown, Lee Child, Mary Potter Engel. Tova Mirvis, Sophie Kinsella, John Jakes, Shannon Burke, Imad Rahman, Yann Martel, Neal Stephenson, Torgny Lindgren, Louis de Bernières, Ernesto Quiñonez, Nina Schuyler, Alice Munro, Margaret Drabble, Madeleine E. Robins, David Nicholls, Greg Rucka, Elizabeth Frank, Anita Shreve, Michel Faber, Michael Blaine, Peter Mayle, Mark Helprin, Judith Guest, Ignacio Padilla, Slimane Benaïssa, Peter Sheridan, Christopher Dickey, Manda Scott, Louise Erdrich, Karen Heuler, Michelle de Kretser, Stephen King ... and so on.

Romances by Elizabeth Grayson, Loretta Chase, Beverly Brandt, Mary Janice Davidson and Connie Lane.

Non-fiction? Please come in and browse near the door.

New titles include A death in Brazil, Lords and Lemurs, Traveling with Che Guevera, Who killed King Tut?, Spare Parts, Scribbling the cat : travels with an African soldier.

We have two new books on writing (No plot, no problem and Pen on fire); two on WWII (No greater glory and The freedom line); recipes from Maya Angelou and Jaques Pépin; advice on choosing clothes (Ready to wear, Style and Occasions); new biographies of Alice Walker, Kafka, Alexander the Great and Nick Flynn's amazing memoir.

Etc. etc.

And the replacement copy of The man who cried I am - John Alfred Williams has arrived, with an introduction by Walter Mosley. See the Stone Reader log entry.

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And More New Fiction

New (to this library) Mystery Books

Waldo Chicken wakes the dead - Alan Goldsmith (contemporary South) synopsis; excerpt
Unwilling accomplice - Barbara Seranella (1980s Southern Calif.) author's page; Booklist review
Bahamarama - Bob Morris (contemporary Florida/Bahamas) author's website; Paul Anik's review
Double play - Robert B. Parker (1947 Boston/Brooklyn, includes box scores) author interview; The Spensarium
Beautiful ghosts - Eliot Pattison (contemporary Tibet/China/US) author's website
The tumbler - Peter Bowen (contemporary Montana) allreaders entry
Murder at the B-School - Jeffrey Cruikshank (contemporary Harvard) curledup review
The coffin trail - Martin Edwards (contemporary Lake District) Klausner's review
Shoulder the sky - Anne Perry (WWII Western Front) authors's web site; Perry as portrayed by Winslet?
Layer cake - J.J. Connolly (90s London, cover title: L4yer cake) now a movie
Let there be blood - Jane Jakeman (1830's England, genre crossover) Klausner's review; romance fan review
Sunset and sawdust - Joe R. Lansdale (1930's East Texas) Boston Globe review
Color blind - Jonathan Santlofer (contemporary New York City) Denver Post excerpt; (an artist)
Lake of sorrow - Erin Hart (contemporary Ireland) listen to the author read from the book; read an excerpt
Good morning midnight - Reginald Hill (contemporary Yorkshire) Klausner's review; author interview
Mask of night - Philip Gooden (Shakespearean England) Booklist's list of top 10 historical fiction books.
Bitch Creek - William G. Tapply (contemporary Maine) read the synopsis at a fly fishing site
Deadline in Athens - Petros Markaris (contemporary Greece) BookPage summary
A spectacle of corruption - David Liss (18th cent. England) NYT Review; BookPage review; bookreporter review

Interested in more information about a book? You can find a synopsis/annotation, jacket text, and the the full text of professional reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, etc. through Books in Print. All ad-free. If you have a library card, we have already paid for your access privileges.

Alternate Book Review Sources

These cover only a limited number of books, but often have interesting perspectives.

Mysteries: Mystery Ink; Mystery Reader

Science Fiction Studies

Other Fiction: Holt Uncensored; BookSense; The Beat (Nancy Pearl's reviews)
(We have the Nancy Pearl action figure at the circ desk.)

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