Tuesday, January 12, 2016

What to read while waiting...

Fates and Furies
Fates and Furies
By Groff, Lauren
2015-09 - Riverhead Books
9781594634475 Check Our Catalog
Kirkus Prize (2015), National Book Awards (2015)

From the award-winning, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Monsters of Templeton" and "Arcadia," an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.

"Fates and Furies" is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her

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

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.


By Robinson, Marilynne
2015-10 - Picador USA
9781250074843 Check Our Catalog



A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Gilead "and "Housekeeping"


Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.

A Map of Betrayal
A Map of Betrayal
By Jin, Ha
2014-11 - Pantheon Books
9780307911605 Check Our Catalog
A "Christian Science Monitor" Best Book of the Year

From the award-winning author of "Waiting" and "War Trash: " a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries--China and the United States--and two families.

When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after the death