Archive for the ‘New fiction’ Category

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Aug 23

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 - Amy Watts

Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius translated by Jamie Bulloch PT2664.E4 B5513 2010 Rome, one January afternoon in 1943. A young German woman is on her way to listen to a Bach concert at the Lutheran church. Innocent and naive, the war is for her little more ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries 8/5

Friday, August 5th, 2011 - Amy Watts

The Coffeehouse by Naguib Mahfouz translated by Raymond Stock PJ7846.A46 Q8713 2010 A novel of loss and memory from the Egyptian Nobel laureate. On a school playground in the stylish Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, five young boys become friends for life, making a nearby café, Qushtumur, their favorite gathering spot forever. One is ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Apr 26

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Amy Watts

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray PR6113.U78 S55 2010 Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Daniel 'Skippy' Juster is his roommate. In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Apr 4

Monday, April 4th, 2011 - Amy Watts

In the Time of Love by Naguib Mahfouz translated by Kay Heikkinen PJ7846.A46 A8713 2010 Love—who can count its varieties, measure its force, uncover the masks it wears, or predict how it binds and divides? In this spare novel, master storyteller Naguib Mahfouz gives us some of his most memorable ...

New fiction at the Libraries, March 24

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 - Amy Watts

A Call from Jersey by P.F. Kluge PS3561.L77 C35 2010 With A Call From New Jersey Kluge has outdone himself with a long view of the American experience and the steady mutation of the American dream. Set in the1980's it follows the life of Hans Greifinger, a German-American who immigrated ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, March 9

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Amy Watts

Waiting for Joe: A novel by Sandra Birdsell PR9199.3.B4385 W358 2010 After you've lost it all — job, house, savings, future —what have you got left? A piercing new novel of our times by one of Canada's finest fiction writers. On a chilly early morning in late spring, ...

New fiction at the Libraries, March 1

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Amy Watts

Train to Budapest by Dacia Maraini Translated from the Italian by Silvester Mazzarella PQ4873.A69 T7414 2010 1956: Amara, a young Italian journalist, is sent to report on the growing political divide between East and West in post-war central Europe. She also has a more personal mission: to ...

New Fiction at the UGA Libraries, Feb 16

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 - Amy Watts

Holy Water: A novel by James P. Othmer PS3615.T48 H65 2010 A mordant, ruefully funny novel about downsizing, outsourcing, globalization,  third-world dictatorships, and vasectomies, by the acclaimed author of The Futurist and Adland. Henry Tuhoe is the quintessential twenty-first-century man. He has a vague, well-compensated job working for a ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Dec 17

Friday, December 17th, 2010 - Amy Watts

The Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Translated from the Italian by Christina Feddersen-Manfredi. PQ4873.A4776 I3513 2010 March, 44 BC. Rome, in all her glory, has expanded her territories beyond the wildest dreams of her citizens, led by Caius Julius Caesar - Pontifex Maximus, dictator perpetuo, invincible military leader ...

New Fiction at the Libraries, Dec 14

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 - Amy Watts

Driving on the Rim by Thomas McGuane PS3563.A3114 D75 2010 The unforgettable voyager of this dark picaresque is I. B. “Berl” Pickett, M.D., whose die was probably cast the moment his mother thought to name him after Irving Berlin. Other insults piled on apace thereafter: the spasms of ...