Friday, May 27, 2011

Making a List

Turning the Pages 
Here's a quick list of new books, both fiction and non-fiction, that you might like to add to your reading list.  Expect more than a few of these titles to rise to bestseller or recommended status, if they haven't already.

The Sublime Engine : A Biography of the Human Heart by novelist Stephen Amidon (Human Capital, 2005) and his cardiologist brother, Thomas Amidon, offers a stunning tribute to the heart in art, literature, science, and popular culture.

Fans of crime and suspense fiction (sprinkled with humor, of course) may enjoy Something for Nothing, a debut fiction title by David Anthony.

Dreams of Joy is Lisa See's follow up to Shanghai Girls (2009).

National Book Award finalist Francine Prose's (Blue Angel, 2000) latest is My New American Life, an immigrant tale set in post 9/11 New York.

Newspaper guy Pete Hamill brings us Tabloid City.  Plot = "When a wealthy socialite and her secretary are found murdered in a stately West Village townhouse, a flurry of seemingly unrelated people spring into action." (Publisher description)

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo is a hot pick by many looking for more, more, more in the way of fiction from Nordic lands; e.g. Steig Larsson's Girl With.. titles.

Will Allison's The Long Drive Home tells the story of a reckless driving accident and its anguishing, for all, aftermath.

True crime fans will no doubt appreciate The Man in the Rockefeller Suit : The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor by Mark Seal.