Monday, September 22, 2014

Don't miss out on these new bestsellers!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

After last year’s best-selling The Husband’s Secret, Australian Moriarty brings the edginess of her less-known The Hypnotist’s Love Story (2012) to bear in this darkly comic mystery surrounding a disastrous parents' night at an elementary school fundraiser. … Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women’s fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling.

- Kirkus Reviews

California: A Novel by Edan Lepucki

Post-apocalyptic novels remain stubbornly fashionable, and Edan Lepucki’s “California” hits all the familiar notes. … A world in tatters should raise the stakes, but in slowly doling out details about a small group of desperate family and friends, “California” is more like a tempest in a teapot.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel by Haruki Murakami and Philip Gabriel

"A devotional anticipation is generated by the announcement of a new Haruki Murakami book. Readers wait for his work the way past generations lined up at record stores for new albums by the Beatles or Bob Dylan. There is a happily frenzied collective expectancy—the effect of cultural voice, the Murakami effect. . . . [Colorless Tsukuru] is a book for both the new and experienced reader. . . . The book reveals another side of Murakami, one not so easy to pin down. Incurably restive, ambiguous and valiantly struggling toward a new level of maturation. A shedding of Murakami skin. It is not ‘Blonde on Blonde,’ it is ‘Blood on the Tracks.’ . . . [The book’s] realism is tinged with the parallel worlds of 1Q84, particularly through dreams. The novel contains a fragility that can be found in Kafka on the Shore, with its infinite regard for music. Hardly a soul writes of the listening and playing of music with such insight and tenderness.”

- The New York Times Book Review

Cut and Thrust (Stone Barrington) by Stuart Woods

First lady Katharine Rule Lee’s quest for the Democratic nomination to succeed her husband unleashes all sorts of mostly unrelated complications for the mostly familiar cast. … The political convention as family reunion, with lots of drama, no sustained plot and all the regulars acting pretty much as you’d expect.

- Kirkus Reviews

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