Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What to read while waiting for...


The Buried Giant
The Buried Giant
By Ishiguro, Kazuo
2015-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307271037 Check Our Catalog
From the author of "Never Let Me Go "and the Booker Prize-winning "The Remains of the Day"
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The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

Hild
Hild
By Griffith, Nicola
2014-10 - Picador USA
9781250056092 Check Our Catalog
A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild …More


The Unconsoled
The Unconsoled
By Ishiguro, Kazuo
1996-10 - Vintage Books
9780679735878 Check Our Catalog
The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and …More


Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
By Heaney, Seamus
2001-02 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393320978 Check Our Catalog
Composed toward the end of the first millennium, "Beowulf" is the classic Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. In his new translation--a national bestseller that is the winner of the Whitbread Award--Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is both true, line by line, to the original poem and a fundamental expression of …More