Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Books You May Have Missed

September is such a busy time here at the Library. What with Fall programs starting up, computer classes to teach, returning students to help, new book catalogues and reviewing journals to scan... it can be rather hard to find time to actually read a book for one's own pleasure. Its a tough life! but I like it.

Here are a few newer titles that have caught my eye. Titles that I would like to read, but will have to wait until things slow down a bit. Perhaps you have the time and want to read them first?

Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz

A debut novel receiving a lot of buzz:

"I spent the weekend reading Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz, which ended as well as it started. It’s a BIG book that evokes memories of the Herman Wouk titles where you would feel like the characters were a part of your life."

"We dare you to put down this big, fat, old-fashioned drama about a poor boy who makes good—but feels bad about it."
O (Oprah) Magazine

Sister to Courage: stories from the world of Viola Desmond, Canada's Rosa Parks by Wanda Robson.

A fresh exploration of Viola Desmond's impact on N.S. life, as told by Desmond's younger sister, Wanda Robson. The book contains some wonderful old photos. Also included is the text of the Provincial apology to Viola Desmond.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: twenty-seventh annual collection edited by Gardner Dozios.

A great source for (re)discovering top notch science fiction authors. This series is in it's 27th year. They must be doing something right.

And a finally a few new exciting mystery titles:

Silencing Sam: a novel by Julie Kramer

Too Many Murders: a Carmine Delmonico novel by Colleen McCullough

Strange Images of Death: a Joe Sandilands murder mystery by Barbara Cleverly

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