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!
The New Title Tuesday pick this week is a mystery that involves medieval medicine, family secrets, and the historical conflict between the Catholic Church and the Protestant movement. Throw in stained glass artistry and man's inhumanity to man and voila! The Angel in the Glass a Gabriel Taverner Mystery by Alys Clare. Publisher’s Summary: 1604. When … Continue reading The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – 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
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
Looking for a new book to add to your Summer Reading List? How about Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce? It's 1940 in London, and Emmeline Lake volunteers as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. Despite the war and having to carry a gas mask in her purse with her, both to and from work, … Continue reading Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce
This New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop is a slow, simmering narrative that explores the tight grip of local corruption and systemic racism in a depression era small town in Jim Crow Louisiana. Publisher's Summary: “One of the finest writers of her generation” (Brad Watson), and author of three previously acclaimed novels, … Continue reading The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop – New Title Tuesday
Carys Davies' debut novel West is as gripping as it is spare. This spartan prose symbolizes and reflects the possessions and lives of the characters the author explores. Cy Bellman, a grieving widower, strikes out with meager possessions and too little knowledge about his destination to locate the bones of an extinct giant creature. He leaves … Continue reading West by Carys Davies – New Title Tuesday