Friday, January 01, 2010

Favorite Authors

Latest on Tuesday, January 5th
Several fantasy/sci-fi authors weigh in this coming Tuesday, along with several writers of literary fiction. Sure to be another interesting Tuesday @ your library.

Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, who've collaborated before, offer Catalyst, first in a Barque Cat series. You know... cats in space...

Try The Domino Pattern by Timothy Zahn, who's arguably most famous for his Star Wars novels but who also delivers great sci-fi on his own.

Marion Zimmer Bradley died in 1999 but her legacy lives on via the efforts of many talented writers. Hastur Lord, penned by Deborah J. Ross, continues Bradley's Darkover series.

Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker is third in the series of Charlie Hood novels, after Renegades (2009).

Anne Tyler's latest is Noah's Compass. Tyler's a local book club favorite. We know of six self-organized clubs in our area so our guess is this one will show up soon as a selection.

In Not My Daughter, Barbara Delinsky is likely to prove yet again why her books achieve bestseller status. Here, the author takes on teenage pregnancy and its effects on each of the teens... and their mothers. Lighter fare for fans of Jodi Picoult.

Tracy Chevalier, who dazzled with The Girl with the Pearl Earring (2000) and The Lady and the Unicorn (2004) returns with Remarkable Creatures, another historical fiction novel.

Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin (Evensong; The Finishing School) is set in an all-girls school. 'Gossip Girl' for grownups? We'll see...