Friday, June 13, 2014

Library Journal's Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

Spilt Milk:  The Ripple Effect of Character Choices




Atonement
Atonement
By McEwan, Ian
2003-02 - Anchor Books
9780385721790 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2004)


A BookPage Notable Title
McEwan, Booker Prize-winning author of "Amsterdam, " has created a symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness that provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative combined with the provocation readers have come to expect from this master of English prose.

National Bestseller
Ian McEwan's symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.
On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the
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The Scar
The Scar
By Dyachenko, Sergey
Author Dyachenko, Marina
2012-11 - Tor Books
9780765367907 Check Our Catalog Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, "The Scar "is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their reemergence through love and courage. Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, "The Scar "is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption …More


Lord Foul's Bane: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
Lord Foul's Bane: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
By Stephen, Donaldson R.
Author Donaldson, Stephen R.
1997-06 - Del Rey Books
9780345418432 Check Our Catalog The first book in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever.
He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero....
THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT
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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
By Bird, Kai
Author Sherwin, Martin J.
2006-04 - Vintage Books USA
9780375726262 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Pulitzer Prize (2006)


"American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, "father of the atomic bomb," the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation-one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, the embodiment of modern man …More


Fall on Your Knees
Fall on Your Knees
By MacDonald, Ann-Marie
2002-01 - Touchstone Books
9780743237185 Check Our Catalog A bestseller in Canada, this riveting family saga takes readers from Cape Breton Island to the battlefields of World War I to New York City's jazz scene--and into the lives, and guilty secrets, of four remarkable sisters.

The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them.
Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, "Fall on Your Knees" is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable
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This Is How You Lose Her
This Is How You Lose Her
By Diaz, Junot
2012-09 - Riverhead Books
9781594487361 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2013)
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2013)
National Book Awards (2012)
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (2013)
Story Prize (2012)
Story Prize (2013)


A Pulitzer Prize winner turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love. Hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz's first book, "Drown," established him as a major new writer with "the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" ("Newsweek"). His first novel, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year" by "Time" magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, establishing itself - with more than
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