Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Some Novels. A NonFic.

Made Up Stories

The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler. Big time novelist from up in Eau Claire writes new book. Butler will be here at the library on May 3 at 6:30PM. Two young teens meet at 1962 Scout Camp, become friends, and age as one continues to lead the Scout as the other man's heirs attend there.

Ill Will by Dan Chaon. I think I just read a recommendation about this one. I'm not certain though, because I also opened the box this book came in and maybe I am thinking of the book from when I opened the box.  This is a thriller. Chaon works at Oberlin College. My brother toured Oberlin in the summer of 1985.

Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper. Hopper's author photo is in black and white. No watch in the photo so I cannot tell what time the photo was taken. I've not yet read any Hooper books.

In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant. Dunant's author photo is in front of a book case. I can only make out a few of the titles and authors.  The book is about the Borgia family and Machiavelli.

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. Because all thriller titles need "girl" in the title. Miranda's author photo is tiny. The photo was taken outside, next to a tree. Miranda went to M.I.T.

Factual Stories

The Stranger in the Woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit by Michael Finkel. Oh, I remember reading about this guy. Christopher Knight left Massachusetts in 1986 and went to rural Maine and lived in the forest for three decades. He was arrested for burglary in 2016. Surviving in the woods year-round is impressive. Scaring the heck out of all his burglary victims is despicable.

Audiobook on CD

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. 10.5 hours on 9CDs. I like the cover. Engel lives in Missouri. I wonder if she knows that guy I mentioned in the last blog post, Alex George. This is partially set in rural Kansas which makes me want to read the story. I

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