Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What to read while waiting for...

The Nest
The Nest
By Sweeney, Cynthia D.
2016-03 - Ecco Press
9780062414212 Check Our Catalog

Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an …More

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

An Evening of Long Goodbyes
An Evening of Long Goodbyes
By Murray, Paul
2005-09 - Random House Trade
9780812970401 Check Our Catalog
Vastly entertaining and outright hilarious, Paul Murray's debut heralds the arrival of a major new Irish talent. His protagonist is endearing and wildly witty-part P. G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster, with a cantankerous dash of A Confederacy of Dunces' Ignatius J. Reilly thrown in. With its rollicking plot and colorful characters, An Evening of Long Goodbyes is a delightful and erudite comedy of …More

The Vagabonds
The Vagabonds
By Delbanco, Nicholas
2005-11 - Warner Books
9780446696289 Check Our Catalog
The critically acclaimed author ("Old Score") returns with a sweeping family saga that delves into the nature of inheritance and the effect it has one one American family. …More

Howards End
Howards End
By Forster, E. M.
Introduction by Lodge, David
Notes by Lodge, David
2000-04 - Penguin Books
9780141182131 Check Our Catalog
A chance acquaintance brings together the prosperous bourgeois Wilcox family and the clever, cultured, and idealistic Schlegel sisters. As clear-eyed Margaret develops a friendship with Mrs. Wilcox, the impetuous Helen brings into their midst a young bank clerk named Leonard Bast, who lives at the edge of poverty and ruin. When Mrs. Wilcox dies, her family discovers that she wants to leave her …More