Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What to read while waiting for...



The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
By Tartt, Donna
2013-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316055437 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2014)Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2014)National Book Critics Circle Award (2013)Pulitzer Prize (2014)

"The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

The Cat's Table
The Cat's Table
By Ondaatje, Michael
2011-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307700117 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2012)Indies Choice Book Awards (2012)L.A. Times Book Prize (2011)Scotiabank Giller Prize (2011)

From Michael Ondaatje: a stunning new novel--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a sea voyage. …More


Life of Pi
Life of Pi
By Martel, Yann
2002-05 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151008117 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2003)Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2005)Green Mountain Book Award (2006)Man Booker Prize (2002)Tayshas Reading (2004)

This brilliant fabulist novel combines the delight of Kipling's "Just So Stories" with the metaphysical adventure of "Jonah and the Whale," as Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan, and a tiger. …More


The Best of Youth
The Best of Youth
By Dahlie, Michael
2013-01 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393081855 Check Our Catalog After inheriting 15 million dollars, a 24-year-old moves to Brooklyn to pursue his entirely delusional vision of contemporary youth culture. …More


The Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence
By Pamuk, Orhan
2010-10 - Vintage Books
9780307386243 Check Our Catalog
It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Fusun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. In his pursuit of Fusun over the …More