Friday, December 13, 2013

Library Journal's Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

Cuyahoga County Public Library's Favorite Books of 2013




Life After Life
Life After Life
By Atkinson, Kate
2013-04 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316176484 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

In 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. Does Ursula's infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? …More


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
By Fowler, Karen Joy
2013-05 - Marian Wood Book
9780399162091 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Jane Austen Book Club," the story of an American family, ordinary in every way but one--their close family relative was a chimpanzee. …More


Americanah
Americanah
By Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
2013-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307271082 Check Our Catalog

A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to starta new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected. …More


Kind of Kin
Kind of Kin
By Askew, Rilla
2013-01 - Ecco Press
9780062198792 Check Our Catalog

Dustin's grandpa has been raising Dustin, but is arrested for hiding migrant workers. After Dustin is bullied, he goes on the run, aided by an illegal the police didn't find. In a gripping and compelling narrative, a law exiles workers, turns friends into informers, and tears apart families. …More


The Woman Who Lost Her Soul
The Woman Who Lost Her Soul
By Shacochis, Bob
2013-09 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802119827 Check Our Catalog

National Book Award--winning novelist Shacochis makes a long-awaited--indeed, much-anticipated--return to fiction with this stunning novel of love, innocence and honor lost. …More


The Son
The Son
By Meyer, Philipp
2013-05 - Ecco Press
9780062120397 Check Our Catalog

The acclaimed author of "American Rust," returns with an epic, multigenerational saga of power, blood, and land that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800s, to the border raids of the early 1900s. to the oil booms of the 20th century. …More


The Maid's Version
The Maid's Version
By Woodrell, Daniel
2013-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316205856 Check Our Catalog

Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident? …More


A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
By Marra, Anthony
2013-05 - Hogarth
9780770436407 Check Our Catalog

Stegner Fellow, Iowa MFA, and winner of "The Atlantic"'s Student Writing Contest, Marra has written a brilliant debut novel that brings to life an abandoned hospital where a tough-minded doctor decides to harbor a hunted young girl, with powerful consequences. …More