Monday, April 6, 2009

New Books You Might Have Missed - Fiction

Bad Catholics by James Green: Introducing Jimmy Costello, former police office with a less than shining career history. His shady reputation doesn’t work in his favour when a murder happens at his new place of work. Intriguing character driven noir tale.

A Dangerous Age by Ellen Gilchrist: three female cousins, touched by the tragedy of 9/11 and living under the shadow of the US War in Iraq. From a National Book Award wining author, a very current look at family in America.

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa: "Ogawa's disarming exploration of an eccentric relationship reads like a fable, one that deftly balances whimsy with heartache."--Kirkus Reviews. By the author of The Diving Pool.

If You Eat You Never Die: Chicago tales by Tony Romano: linked stories of a first generation Italian American family set mostly in 1950s Chicago.

The Rose Variations by Marisha Chamberlain: a first novel that follows a young woman through the early stages of adulthood. A young cellist, working as the only female professor in the music department of a Midwest college in the 1970s: “a novel about the struggle to find that elusive balance between career and love, security and independence”. (book jacket)

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