Monday, February 27, 2017
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Fiction

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Mastai’s novel is both charming and wondrously plotted-Tom’s self-deprecation in the beginning seems to limit his potential as a character and yet, in the end, he’s an impressive feat of memory and consciousness. Mastai considers not only the workings, but the consequences (and there are many) of time travel, packing so much into ... Read More »

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin British writer Daisy Goodwin’s novel Victoria is a delicious introduction to the young monarch’s world. A companion to the PBS series of the same name, it tells the story of Victoria’s personal and political struggles after her ascension to the throne. Goodwin’s engaging style is immediately captivating, and she deftly brings fresh life to a story familiar ... Read More »

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry by Jane Harper During the worst drought of the century, Federal agent Aaron Falk is called back to Kiewarra, a small town in West Australia, to investigate a murder-suicide. His high school friend Luke Hadler appears to have murdered his wife and son before killing himself: another farmer pushed to the brink by the punishing weather. As a ... Read More »

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney Glamorous and ambitious Lillian Boxfish was celebrated in front-page articles in 1931 as “the highest paid advertising woman in America” . . . Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney’s nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor. – Booklist   Read More »

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith A suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice.  It is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story. Read More »

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies University of Michigan professor Peter Ho Davies has a new novel, published this month.  According to Publishers Weekly, Davies (The Welsh Girl) has created a brilliant, absorbing masterpiece. It explores the Chinese American experience in four parts, weaving story lines over hundreds of years. Read More »

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead A Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Whitehead goes all out in this imaginative reconstruction of the antebellum South. Here, the Underground Railroad is not metaphorical but real, a welter of tracks and tunnels hidden beneath the soil. A slave named Cora, brutalized by her Georgia master yet shunned by her own, determines to escape ... Read More »

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gym community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other ... Read More »