Friday, November 21, 2014
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Fiction

Redeployment by Phil Klay Wins National Book Award

2014 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

Redeployment by Phil Klay “A US marines veteran, Phil Klay, has taken home America’s most prestigious literary prize, winning the National Book Award for Fiction for his debut collection of short stories about soldiers struggling to cope with the chaos and devastation of the Iraq war. “War’s too strange to be processed alone,” Klay said during an emotional acceptance speech on Wednesday, ... Read More »

Delicious by Ruth Reichl

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Delicious! by Ruth Reichl Working as a public relations hotline consultant for a once-prestigious culinary magazine, Billie Breslin unexpectedly enters a world of New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors while reading World War II letters exchanged between a plucky twelve-year-old and James Beard.   Author Ruth Reichl is known for her scrumptiously honest memoirs (Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with ... Read More »

Strange Love by Lisa Lenzo

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  Strange Love by Lisa Lenzo From the Made in Michigan Writers Series by Wayne State University Press.  Nine stories center on Annie, a smart-but-not-always-wise divorced mother, and Marly, her strong yet vulnerable daughter, as they seek and stumble upon an odd cast of boys and men. By turns comical and poignant, lyrical and incisive. Read More »

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

        The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. ... Read More »

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

        Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon “After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides ... Read More »

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum ... Read More »

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter’s high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal. Spongy and dear, sharply observed and funny, Straub’s domestic-drama-goes-abroad is a delightful study of the complexities of family and love, and the many distractions from both.  ... Read More »

Paris Match by Stuart Woods

Paris Match by Stuart Woods

          Paris Match by Stuart Woods Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the astonishing new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still ... Read More »