Monday, August 1, 2011

Hot Reads for August!

O.k., it's now the dog days of August and you're seeking that one book that will help ease you through the coming days of heat and humidity. What will it be? Can't think? Here are a few suggestions of new books hitting our shelves as we write this blog entry:

Benjamin Black, the pen name of acclaimed novelist John Banville, is the author of this series of mysteries; as Black, he has been nominated for both the Edgard Award and the Macavity Award for Best Novel.
His protagonist, Quirke, is a pathologist in Dublin in the 1950s.

The sometimes crushing power of myth, story, and memory is explored in the brilliant debut of Obreht,
the youngest of the New Yorker's 20-under-40. 

Nesbo is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Glass Key, the Riverton Prize, and the Booksellers Prize, and one of his Harry Hole novels was voted best Norwegian crime novel of all time by Norwegian readers. He lives in Oslo.

In The Paris Wife, set in the 1920s, Paula McLain brings Hadley Richardson Hemingway out from the formidable shadow cast by her famous husband, Ernest Hemingway.  This beautifully crafted tale is an unsentimental tribute to a woman who acted with grace and strength as her marriage crumbled.