Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More new bestsellers are @ your library.

Wayfaring Stranger: A Novel by James Lee Burke

"A big, broad, engagingly overstuffed new novel set with rousing confidence in midcentury Texas. . . . Like much of Burke's fiction, it's saturated with the romance of the past while mournfully attuned to the unholy menace of the present. . . . The opening sequence is extraordinarily taut and vivid [and] Burke knows how to keep a story humming along. . . . The novel is full of prose as strong and precise as Hershel Pine's pipeline welds . . . and then there's Burke's sense of place, which is so richly interwoven with his sense of history."

The New York Times Book Review

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

“There have been peeks inside Ms. Lee’s world. Journalists have made the pilgrimage to Monroeville, Ala., where she has hidden in plain sight all these decades, and have sniffed around. … No reporter has gotten closer to this reclusive writer than Marja Mills. In 2001, she flew to Monroeville to write about Ms. Lee for The Chicago Tribune. Unexpectedly, she became friendly with Ms. Lee, …

- The New York Times Book Review

Top Secret by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

Opening his Clandestine Operations series, Griffin (Empire and Honor, 2012, etc.) drafts warriors from his Honor Bound series to confront post–World War II communist aggression. … In keeping with Clandestine Operations' raison d’ĂȘtre, Griffin’s sketch of the immediate post–WWII bureaucratic territorial clashes has purpose; it’s an outline of how the demobilized OSS hot-war heroes became passionate CIA cold warriors. G-fans will not be disappointed.

- Kirkus Reviews

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