It was purely coincidence that the titles I chose are set in the past, present, and future. Each differ in tone, topic, and genre, they are nonetheless unpredictable and compelling. Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman does not follow the usual midlife crisis formula. Gilman said she wanted to explore, "What if … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Present, Future, Past
This month’s two New Title Tuesday picks are only similar in their unusual settings and the emotional depth of the characters. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips is a thriller set in an almost inaccessible former military zone in Russia. The short stories in Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell take the reader from Florida to … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Uncommon Destinations
This week we shine the spotlight on some compelling new reads: All the Fierce Tethers by Lia Purpura and Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson are both on the non-fiction shelf. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first in a trilogy that is called an African Game of Thrones, by … Continue reading New Title Tuesday-New Perspectives
My husband and I have an uneasy truce in the argument over whether the words or the music is most important in a song. I contend that the words dictate the mood and kind of music to reflect the meaning. After all, the lyrics are poems set to music, right? So in observance of National … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – National Poetry Month
Sorry to mislead - this is not about basketball, but another kind of madness. There is a bit of madness in each of these new books - be it men who become tigers at night, 'weirdos in a mad world where there is no escape,' or a sane woman who follows her sister into an … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – March Madness
It was difficult to narrow down my picks for New Title Tuesday, so I opted for the tantalizing titles - The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict and Liars' Paradox by Taylor Stevens The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict is a work of biographical fiction about a beautiful woman who … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Intrigue and Thrillers and Spies, Oh My!
In the spirit of new beginnings, I'm recommending readers try something out of the ordinary with the start of the New Year, maybe a graphic novel, an audiobook, or non-fiction title. I chose the graphic novel, The Prague Coup (writer Jean-Luc Fromental and artist Miles Hyman) because I was reminded recently how images and artwork inform the … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Try Something Different