Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Year. New Books. New Nonsense.


Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney. What the heck is a boxfish. IS that like a square watermelon?

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. Before I attended Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico I heard everyone's scary bear attack stories.

Never Never by James Patterson Literary Manufacturing Services and Candice Fox. Is this is the novelization of the song?

Homesick for Another World by Otessa Moshfegh. Short stories by a woman who wins writing awards. I like the cover.

The Rising by Heather Graham and Jon Land. I have been intending to try out a book by each of these authors. I should read this one and kill two birds with one stone.

The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams. She has a familiar name. Let's see what she wrote... nope. I do not recognize those novels. Williams's author photo has her wearing a yellow earring.

The Magician's Lie by Greer MacAllister. Oh, hey, she might be coming to give an author talk here at the library. Our adult programmer has been emailing with her , or her agent, or her publicist, or her sister, or somebody about arranging a date.

Four Weddings and Sixpence by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane. Paperback with four romance stories written by four authors. All four writers live in Seattle or the Pac. Northwest. That must have made any collaboration much easier.


Hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance. Growing up poor and white and trying to move up.