Friday, July 25, 2014

THE LAST SUMMER OF THE CAMPERDOWNS by Elizabeth Kelly



An affluent Cape Cod family, 1972.  Twelve-year-old Riddle encounters something mysterious and terrible;  she is too frightened to speak up.  Her silence has tragic results.  Clever, intense, absorbing.

ENON by Paul Harding

Harding's Pulitzer-winning debut, TINKERS, chronicled the interior life of George Crosby.  ENON is his grandson's story:  a devastating loss makes chaos of his life.  Literary fiction to be savored.

Friday, June 13, 2014

SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford

William runs away from a Seattle orphanage in search of the movie star he believes is his mother.  Another touching story from Ford, author of the much-admired HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET.

RETURN TO OAKPINE by Ron Carlson



In the sixties they were a garage band.  Now they reunite,
in this meditation on time and change.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

UNTIL SHE COMES HOME by Lori Roy



A fragile young woman's disappearance from a 1950's Detroit neighborhood in transition sparks a variety of responses from her neighbors.  Excellent writing.

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman

Arizona's Brigid Quinn becomes involved in a case related to the one that forced her out of the FBI.  A debut novel with an unusual protagonist (Brigid, 59, is a tough woman newly married to a former priest).  A series is born?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

954.7 Boo, Katherine: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS


Unforgettable characters fight for survival in a notorious slum adjacent to the world-class Mumbai airport.  The author is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist;  the book is a National Book Award winner.