Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall Fiction - part 2

Rosemary's Fall Fiction post part 2:

And for those more traditionalist in their meaning of Fall, here are some books with Autumn in the title.

Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin. This the 8th book in the Tales of the City Series. It has been 20 years since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child to pursue a television career in New York. A number of problems force Mary Anne to return to San Francisco and to the shelter of her old friends, especially Michel "Mouse" Tolliver. Since this series has spanned three decades I guess Mary Ann has reached the "autumn" of her life.

Waiting for Autumn by Scott Blum. A semi-autobiographical novel follows the author as his life is transformed. Scott is inspired by Robert, a homeless man who travels with his lab puppy by his side. Sparked by Robert’s unusual wisdom, Scott faces challenges within himself, including the spirit of his dead fiancee. The ending will either change your life –or at least give you pause for thought.

When Autumn Leaves by Amy Foster. Canadian born daughter of David Foster, Amy has chosen the world of novels instead of music after writing hits for Michael Buble and Blake Sheldon . Her first novel is a modern day fairy tale. It has a magical quality and quirky characters that the reader will fall in love with. "When Autumn Leaves is pure enchantment. Lyrical writing, moving story lines and the most engaging of characters. I love this book" states Toni Kelner, best selling author.

Le Bal, and Snow in Autumn by Irene Nemirovsky. Two short novellas are in this book. Snow in Autumn follows Tatiana Ivanovna, a faithful old nanny for the White Russian family, the Karine. The Karine lose everything and are forced to leave their familiar Russia to Paris. There they are looked down upon and are met with suspicion Nemirovsky knows of what she writes . She was born in Russian in 1903. Her family then moved to Paris where she became a successful novelist in the 1930's.

Drums of Autumn by Diana Galbaldon is the fourth book in the Outlander series. The novels centre around the time traveling couple, Jamie and Claire Fraser. The couple live in Scotland, France and America. In this fourth novel they are in Colonial American, while their children are orphaned by their mother’s return to the past. I know it sounds a bit confusing but this very popular series is worth reading right from the beginning.

Yarrow : an autumn tale. Charles de Lint is a Canadian fantasy author and Celtic folk musician who write urban fantasy fiction. His works have been nominated for the Nebula award once and the World Fantasy award twelve times. I love the quote from the Los Angles Daily News about de Lint "Opening de Lint’s work is like stepping through a mirror". This quote makes my imagination soar. Is everything reverse? How magical are the images that are just beyond focus? Is it like Alice stepping through the looking glass? Yarrow’s Cat Midhir is an author of fantasy novels. Little do her readers know that she really lives in the land of dreams and when she crosses over she is telling her own stories! Then a thief comes and steals away all of her dreams. Cat is left to save the Otherworld, her friends and her own life. Read this novel to discover if she can or not.

So even though fall/autumn may not be my favourite time of the year it surely is a great time to discover new authors and books.

1 comment:

  1. I notice that the library has a biography of Nemirovsky is people want to read her biography not just fiction that was influenced by it.

    Life of Irene Nemirovsky by Olivier Philipponnat