Archive for the ‘New fiction’ Category

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, May 3

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 - Amy Watts

The Raising: A novel by Laura Kasischke PS3561.A6993 R35 2011 Last year Godwin Honors Hall was draped in black. The university was mourning the loss of one of its own: Nicole Werner, a blond, beautiful, straight-A sorority sister tragically killed in a car accident that left her boyfriend, who was driving, remarkably—some say ...

New fiction at the Libraries, April 10

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 - Amy Watts

Practical Jean: a novel by Trevor Cole PR9199.4.C646 P73 2010  This eagerly awaited new novel from Trevor Cole combines the humour and sharp observations of contemporary life that he is known for with an irresistibly twisted premise, for fans of the quirkily macabre Six Feet Under and Dexter, and readers of Paul Quarrington, Miriam Toews, ...

New fiction at the Libraries, April 3

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 - Amy Watts

The Misogynist by Piers Paul Read PR6068.E25 M57 2010 Jomier broods. He broods about the present. He broods about the past. He types his gloomy thoughts onto his computer screen - a digital journal. When he has nothing more to say about the present, he returns to the past, copying entries from ...

New fiction at the Libraries, March 14

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 - Amy Watts

How It All Began by Penelope Lively PR6062.I89 H69 2012 When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an ...

New Fiction at the Libraries, March 2

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 - Amy Watts

Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life by Ann Beattie PS3552.E177 M77 2011 Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of her generation, dismissed Richard Nixon’s wife: “interchangeable ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Feb 24

Friday, February 24th, 2012 - Amy Watts

Love and Shame and Love: A novel by Peter Orner PS3615.R58 L68 2011 Alexander Popper can't stop remembering. Four years old when his father tossed him into Lake Michigan, he was told, Sink or swim, kid. In his mind, he's still bobbing in that frigid water. ...

New fiction in the UGA Libraries, Feb. 16

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 - Amy Watts

Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt PS3554.E92945 L54 2011 “All I want is to be a success. That’s all I ask.” Joe fails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Then fails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat 126 pieces ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Oct 13

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 - Amy Watts

Leeches by David Albahari translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać PG1419.1.L335 P5813 2011 The place is Serbia, the time is the late nineteen-nineties. Our protagonist, a single man, writes a regular column for Minut, a Belgrade newspaper, and spends the rest of his time with his best friend smoking pot and ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Sep 8

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 - Amy Watts

Ladies and Gentlemen by Adam Ross PS3618.O84515 L33 2011 Following his celebrated debut novel, Mr. Peanut, Adam Ross presents a stunning collection of stories about brothers, loners, lovers, and young people navigating lives full of good intentions, misunderstandings, and obscured motives. A hotshot young lawyer, ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Aug 26

Friday, August 26th, 2011 - Amy Watts

Please Look After Mom: A novel by Kyung-sook Shin translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim PL992.73.K94 O4613 2011 A million-plus-copy best seller in South Korea and poised to become an international sensation—Please Look After Mom is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother, and of the ...