Just In-November 2016


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You may want to try these well reviewed books that may not make it to the bestseller list, but shouldn’t be missed.

Daisy in Chains / Sharon Bolton

He’s a serial killer. A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks. But despite Hamish Wolfe’s conviction, he’s always stuck to his story–he’s innocent and he’s been wrongly imprisoned. And now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story.

Lily and the Octopus / Steven Rowley

Teddy is unhappily single in L.A. In between sessions with his therapist and dates with men he meets online, Teddy has debates with his dachshund, Lily, who occupies his heart. Unfortunately, he is also able to communicate with the “octopus” attached to Lily‘s head, which is soon revealed to be a metaphor for Lily‘s lethal cranial tumor. As Lilys condition worsens, Teddy faces off with theoctopus“, engaging it in a battle of wills that takes on epic proportions.

The Sleepwalker: a novel / Lynne Kutsukake

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating.

To the Bright Edge of the World: a novel / Eowyn Ivey

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads an exploratory expedition up the Wolverine River and into the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn’t return. As they map the territory and gather information on native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his team can’t escape the sense that some great, mysterious force threatens their lives.

Small Great Things: a novel / Jodi Picoult

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

The Clancys of Queens: a memoir / Tara Clancy

Describes the author’s unconventional upbringing as a fifth-generation New Yorker in three wildly divergent homes, including a Queens boat shed, an Italian geriatric commune, and a sprawling Hampton’s estate.

Behold the Dreamers: a novel / Imbolo Mbue

In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende’s son Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.

The mortifications: a novel / Derek Palacio

In 1980, a rural Cuban family is torn apart during the Mariel Boat-lift. Uxbal Encarnación–father, husband, political insurgent–refuses to leave behind the revolutionary ideals and lush tomato farms of his sun-soaked homeland. His wife Soledad takes young Isabel and Ulises hostage and flees with them to America, leaving behind Uxbal for the promise of a better life.

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Pulitzer Prize –Winning Presidential Biographies


pulitzer.png1938 – The Life of Andrew Jackson / Robert V. Remini

 

1946 – The Age of Jackson / by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

 

1957 – Profiles in Courage / John F. Kennedy

 

1966 – A Thousand Days; John F. Kennedy in the White House / Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

 

1980 – The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt / Edmund Morris.

 

1992 – The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties / Mark E. Neely, Jr.

 

1993 – Truman / David McCullough

 

1995 – No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: the home front in World War II /   Doris Kearns Goodwin.

 

2002 – John Adams / David McCullough

 

2003 – Master of the Senate / Robert A. Caro

 

2009 – American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House / Jon Meacham

 

2011 – Washington: a life / Ron Chernow

 

2011 – The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner

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Just In – October 2016


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The Wonder: a novel / Emma Donoghue

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who is said to be living without food, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. As Anna’s life ebbs away, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child but for that child’s very survival. Here I am / Jonathan Safran Foer

The story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home–and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear. Crosstalk / Connie Willis.

One of science fiction’s premiere humorists turns her eagle eye to the crushing societal implications of telepathy. In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan’s fiancé́ proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only…the results aren’t quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé́ Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that’s the least of her problems. A Gentleman in Moscow / Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel. How I Became a North Korean / Krys Lee

Three young people struggle to make new lives for themselves in the dangerous region where China borders North Korea. News of the World: a novel / Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. The Guest Room: a novel / Chris Bohjalian

When the bachelor party her husband is hosting goes wrong, Kristin finds her life spiraling into a nightmare of accusations and betrayal while a girl hired to provide entertainment at the party flees for her life from gangsters. The Hopefuls / Jennifer Close

Laced with sly humor and insider detail, Jennifer Close’s new novel tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to DC, a city of idealism, ambition and complicated friendships among young Washington’s aspiring elite. The Little Red Chairs: a novel / Edna O’Brien

Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed. Fidelma, disgraced, flees to England and seeks work among the other migrants displaced by wars and persecution. But it is not until she confronts him-her nemesis-at the tribunal in The Hague, that her physical and emotional journey reaches its breathtaking climax