Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Reader's Shelf

From Library Journal

Building the Buzz:  Book Club Worthy Reads

People of the Book
People of the Book
By Brooks, Geraldine
2008-12 - Penguin Books
9780143115007 Check Our Catalog 2008 Massachusetts Book Award-Fiction BookPage Notable Title

Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famous Sarajevo Haggadah, which was rescued during the Bosnian war. When Hanna discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the book's ancient binding, she begins to unlock its mysteries. …More

The Cellist of Sarajevo
The Cellist of Sarajevo
By Galloway, Steven
2009-03 - Riverhead Books
9781594483653 Check Our Catalog

I cannot imagine a lovelier, more beautifully wrought book about the depravity of war as "The Cellist of Sarajevo." Each chapter is a brief glimpse at yet another aspect of the mind, the heart, [and] the soul--ZZ Packer, author of "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere." …More

Good People
Good People
By Sakey, Marcus
2009-08 - Onyx Books
9780451412744 Check Our Catalog

The author of the critically acclaimed "The Blade Itself" returns with this dazzling thriller in which a couple in search of the American Dream is drawn into a world of criminals, double-crossing, and unspeakable revenge. …More

Chez Moi
Chez Moi
By Desarthe, Agnes
Translator Hunter, Adriana
2008-05 - Penguin Books
9780143113232 Check Our Catalog

Redolent with the sights, smells, and tastes of Paris, "Chez Moi" is a profound and tender novel about a woman's troubled past--and her enduring love of cooking. …More

The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Hundred-Foot Journey
By Morais, Richard C.
2011-08 - Scribner Book Company
9781439165652 Check Our Catalog

In this lively and charming fable about family, nationality, snobbery, acceptance, and the inevitability of destiny, the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one represents the gulf between cultures, people, tastes, and desires. …More

The Creation of Eve
The Creation of Eve
By Cullen, Lynn
2011-02 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425238707 Check Our Catalog

"Enormously satisfying...I'm grateful to Cullen for the pleasures of such a splendid read." -Sara Gruen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Water for Elephants."
In 1559, a young woman painter flees a scandal involving one of Michelangelo's students, and is taken to the Spanish court, where she becomes the young queen's confidante and lady-in-waiting. Through her keenly trained eye, readers watch a love triangle unfold involving the queen, the king, and his half brother-a dangerous gamble that risks the lives of the queen and all those who keep her secrets.