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The Storm by Arif Anwar – New Title Tuesday

I admit I have a basic optimism setting that allows me to find the good in most every piece of art, literature, or music.  But The Storm by Arif Anwar is not just good, it is transformative. Is is lyrical, exotic, historical, and heart-wrenching. Publisher’s Summary: From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a… Continue reading The Storm by Arif Anwar – New Title Tuesday

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Five New Fiction Novels – New Title Tuesday

Instead of focusing on just one book this week, I thought I’d look at several of the new additions to our collection for New Title Tuesday.  We have such a wide variety of authors, topics, settings, and genres that I couldn’t choose which way to go. That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam deals with… Continue reading Five New Fiction Novels – New Title Tuesday

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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, by David Arnold is a creative take on friendships and a teenager’s simultaneous need to change and a desire for things to stay the same. Publisher’s Summary – No matter how organized I get my room, my records, my books, no matter how… Continue reading The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold – New Title Tuesday

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Rough Animals by Rae DelBianco – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick Rough Animals by Rae DelBianco is not the type of book I normally choose, but I took a chance and enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone – not just in terms of genre but also habitat.  The story is about the hardscrabble life of struggling ranchers far from the conveniences… Continue reading Rough Animals by Rae DelBianco – New Title Tuesday

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There There by Tommy Orange – New Title Tuesday

“I was in my 20s and also searching for meaning,” Tommy Orange, author of  There There, said in an interview with NPR’s Lynn Neary, “And I wasn’t a reader, so fiction was a super novel thing for me, and the novel itself was. And I just fell in love with it.” This week’s New Title Tuesday… Continue reading There There by Tommy Orange – New Title Tuesday

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Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche Boyd, does not linger long on description or dialogue.  Nonetheless, the author paints finely detailed and emotionally propulsive scenes that reflect the dizzying contradictions circling the protagonist, Ellen Burns.  Boyd’s first novel in twenty years continues the story of her compelling and edgy… Continue reading Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday

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Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney, is so carefully planned and the narrator so unreliable that barring a spoiler, it’s not easy to hold tightly to just one prediction.  In fact, it was one of the few times that I regretted listening to the audiobook because I couldn’t easily go back… Continue reading Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – New Title Tuesday