Archive for the ‘New fiction’ Category

New fiction at the Libraries, Dec 9

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 - Amy Watts

The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison PR6101.L45155 V47 2010 England, 31st August 1939: the world is on the brink of war. As Hitler prepares to invade Poland, thousands of children are evacuated from London to escape the impending Blitz. Torn from her mother, eight-year-old Anna Sands ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Dec 6

Monday, December 6th, 2010 - Amy Watts

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford PS3606. O737 H68 2009 In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Dec 2

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 - Amy Watts

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson PR6060.A32 F56 2010 Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular and disappointed BBC worker, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each ...

MLC Bookmobile Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 - phoebe

On Wednesday December 1, from 10am-2pm,  stop by the book cart at Jittery Joe’s on the 2nd floor of the Miller Learning Center and check out a book on the spot. Selections will include new books, books from the Leisure Collection and seasonally-appropriate topics like winter ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Nov 18

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 - Amy Watts

The Lady Matador’s Hotel: A novel by Cristina García PS3557.A66 L33 2010 National Book Award finalist Cristina Garcia delivers a powerful and gorgeous novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a luxurious hotel in an unnamed Central American capital in the midst of political turmoil. ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Nov 11

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 - Amy Watts

Ape House: A novel by Sara Gruen PS3607.R696 A86 2010 Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships—but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language. Isabel Duncan, ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Nov 2

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Amy Watts

Wish Her Safe at Home by Stephen Benatar PR6052.E449 W5 2010 Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city—and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Oct 26

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Amy Watts

Consolation by Anna Gavalda Translated from the French by Alison Anderson. PQ2667.A97472 C66713 2010 Consolation (La Consolante*) was the bestselling French novel in 2008, with sales of over half a million copies and translations into thirty-two languages. Darker and more complex than Hunting and Gathering (Ensemble, c’est ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Oct 20

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - Amy Watts

Percival’s Planet: A Novel by Michael Byers PS3552.Y42 P47 2010 In 1928, the boy who will discover Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh, is on the family farm, grinding a lens for his own telescope under the immense Kansas sky. In Flagstaff, Arizona, the staff of Lowell Observatory is about to ...

New fiction at the Libraries, Oct 7

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Amy Watts

The Great Lover by Jill Dawson PR6054.A923 G74 2009 Nell Golightly is living out her widowhood in Cambridgeshire when she receives a strange request: a Tahitian woman, claiming to be the daughter of the poet Rupert Brooke, writes to ask what he was like: how did he sound, ...