Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New and Noteworthy Fiction

I am pleased to highlight some recent titles Cypress Park Branch Library has acquired. Get them here first, before I check them out and take them home myself. They can be found in our New Book section.

American Elsewhere, by Robert Jackson Bennett
The heroine of this novel inherits her deceased mother’s house in Wink, New Mexico, a town that doesn't exit on maps. As she begins to learn about the community and its inhabitants, she uncovers the town’s dark secrets. Booklist’s David Pitt calls it, “A beautifully written, claustrophobic, and deeply memorable horror novel.”

Claustrophobic and deeply terrifying. My favorite kind!

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda
Like David Treuer’s Rez Life, Miranda’s memoir is part California history and part biography. If you’re a fan of Sherman Alexie’s fiction and are interested in the history of indigenous people in California, you’ll love this.

Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa
Japanese author Ogawa was short listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2010. His new collection of stories features 11 unnamed characters whose narratives interlock in unique and imaginative ways. Donna Seaman, reviewer for Booklist writes, “Anger, mayhem, and murder are in the air, yet Ogawa lulls us with psychological tenderness and evocative details until the macabre bursts forth full strength.”

And if those don't doesn't interest you, we have all five volumes of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. I'm finishing up A Dance with Dragons. If you've seen the HBO series Game of Thrones and want to know what happens before waiting an entire year for the new season to start, read the books instead! Request your copy of The Game of Thrones at the Information Desk or go online to and order it through our website.

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