Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What to read while waiting for...


My Name Is Lucy Barton
My Name Is Lucy Barton
By Strout, Elizabeth
2016-01 - Random House
9781400067695 Check Our Catalog
A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including "Olive Kitteridge "and" The Burgess Boys, "have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in "My Name Is Lucy Barton, "this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all the one between mother and daughter.


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

I Refuse
I Refuse
By Petterson, Per
Translator Bartlett, Don
2015-04 - Graywolf Press
9781555976996 Check Our Catalog

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who "provides one of literature's greatest gifts . . . a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world" (NPR)

Per Petterson's hotly anticipated new novel, " I Refuse," is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In Norway the book has been a huge bestseller, and rights have already been sold into sixteen

The Wonder Garden
The Wonder Garden
By Acampora, Lauren
2015-05 - Grove Press
9780802123558 Check Our Catalog
"John likes to arrive first. He enjoys standing quietly with a house before his clients arrive, and today, although he feels pinned beneath an invisible weight, he resolves to savor this solitary moment. It's one of those overhauled ranches so common to Old Cranbury these days, swollen and dressed to resemble a colonial. White, of course, with ornamental shutters and latches pretending to hold …More

All That Is
All That Is
By Salter, James
2013-04 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781400043132 Check Our Catalog
A literary event--a major new novel, his first work of fiction in seven years, from the universally acclaimed master and PEN/Faulkner winner: a sweeping, seductive love story set in post-World War II America that tells of one man's great passions and regrets over the course of his lifetime. …More

Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
By Russo, Richard
2007-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780375414954 Check Our Catalog
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2008)

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Bridge of Sighs is classic Russo, coursing with small-town rhythms and the claims of family, yet it is brilliantly enlarged by an expatriate whose motivations and experiences--often contrary, sometimes not--prove every bit as mesmerizing as they resonate through these richly different lives. Here is a town, as well as a world, defined by magnificent

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