Monday, December 16, 2013

Literary Fiction Sex Demon


The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.  McBride is wearing a hat for his author photo.  His bio says he graduated from Oberlin.  My brother toured there on a college trip and I went along.  I did not like the place.

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang.  Bestselling South Korean short novel about a chicken who leaves the farm to lay an egg in the forest. 

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford.  "Nice cover design" says Gerard.  "I live in Montana." says Mr. Ford's bio.

Brown Dog by Jim Harrison.  Not to be confused with Black Dog.

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips. Phillips's bio says she has won a lot of awards.  Novel about a journalist in 1931 who works to help convict a murdering con man.

Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione.  Half-breed demon...assassin...earn freedom...on last kill...earthbound angel...handsome adversary...eternal chastity...passion...duty and desire.

The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten.  Lady comes home to find her mother murdered, her daughter missing, and a dead man clutching a Luger pistol.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.  Futuristic fantasy.  We own a lot of books with "bone" in the title.
Rag and Bone
Goliath Bone
Charlie Bone
Bone Bed
Winter's Bone
Rust and Bone
Give the Dog a Bone
Bone Vault

Jewelweed by David Rhodes.Wisconsin guy writes novel set in Wisconsin where it was this cold at 10:15 AM this morning.

3 Fahrenheit at 10:15 AM, 16 December 2013

Last Telegram by Liz Trenow.   Something about World War Two.

Death of the Black Haired Girl by Robert Stone.  Gerard says, "Married college professor ends affair with student."  Stone says, "Don't pull my beard."

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson.  Gerard says, "Single mom falls for a guy who helps her during a robbery."  Joshilyn says, "No, s-h-i-l-y-n."

Margot by Jillian Cantor.  1959 and Anne Frank's older sister, Margot, survived Bergen-Belsen and lives unknown in Philadelphia.  Cantor's online bio says she loves coffee.  Good.

Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd.  Some sort of cozy mystery with a survivor of the Battle of Waterloo returning to his village in England.

Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson.  "Explores the way good people talk themselves into doing seemingly unthinkable things."  Thomson wrote his dissertation on Raymond Chandler and then writes literary fiction?  C'mon, man.

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly.  Bootleggers in Mississippi.

The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: 2013 edition edited by Rick Horton.  These are popular.

Heritage of Darkness by Kathleen Ernst.  Ernst did two programs at our library this past Spring.  The American Girl themed program (Ernst writes those books, too) drew a massive crowd.

1 comment:

Robertstone said...

New Release: Death of the Black Haired Girl by Robert Stone.
Surely Robert Stone is one of the best writers of individual scenes in all of our literature – think of the scene in A Flag for Sunrise where Tabor shoots his dogs, or in Children of Light where members of a film crew mistake the phrase “Bosch’s Garden” for “Butch’s Garden”, which they speculate is an S&M joint in Los Angeles.