Publishing new book round-up – February 2017

Looking for something new? Here is a selection of books being published in February 2017.

2/7 – The Book of Hygge by Louisa Brits – another book about the Danish phenomenon that promotes coziness, comfort and connection, from the happiest people on Earth.

2/7 – You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters by Deepak Chopra – Chopra joins forces with a physicist to explore our role in the universe.

2/7 – Universal Harvester by John Darnielle – Jeremy, a video store clerk in Iowa, discovers some unusual footage spliced into returned videos; what is lurking in the cornfields? By singer/songwriter Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.

2/7 – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Thor, Odin and Loki come alive in Gaiman’s re-imagining of Norse mythology.

2/7 – Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast Paced World by Hyemin – Find the path to inner peace with this title, which was the #1 bestseller in South Korea for 41 weeks.

no-so-perfect-life2/7 – My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella – Fired from her perfect job, Katie returns home to her father’s farm and unexpectedly has her worlds collide. From Kinsella, the chick-lit/rom-com queen.

2/7 – A Separation by Katie Kitamura – a woman separated from her husband goes to Greece to find him and ask for a divorce; a simple description, but Kitamura has written a finely observed novel of infidelity relationships.

2/7 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A stunning family saga following several generations of one family through marriage, luck, and loss, from Korea to Japan.

2/7 – All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai – The world is perfect, until Tom accidentally alters the timeline and ends up in an unperfect world – ours. For lovers of alternative realities. At the Central Library Feb. 12.

refugees2/7 – The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen – A collection of short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sympathizer that examines questions of immigration, identity, love and family.  At the Central Library Feb. 24.

2/7 – The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates – An antiabortionist assassinates an OB/GYN in rural Ohio, an act that impacts their community and reverberates down the generations.

2/7 – The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso – South African novelist Omotoso writes of two neighbors, widows, with a history of hosility yet who both have something the other wants. A novel of finding common ground in unexpected places.

lonely-hearts-hotel2/7 – The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill – Two talented children meet at a  Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Separated as teenagers, they find their way back together. For fans of The Night Circus.

2/7 – One Inside by Sam Shepard – The first novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Sam Shephard.

2/7 – Autumn by Ali Smith – The first in a planned quartet featuring each season, Autumn follows Daniel as he jumps around in time and interacts with Elisabeth, an artist of the pop era.

2/7 –Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama – The American debut of a bestselling Japanese crime novelist. Kirkus reviews describes it as “Jo Nesbo by way of Haruki Murakami.”

2/14 – Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town by Brian Alexander – Journalist Alexander takes a close look at Lancaster, Ohio, and the way its trajectory from boom to bust is a microcosm of towns all over the U.S.

2/14 – In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle – A charming, lyrical tale of unicorns by a fantasy master.

2/14 – Divided Spy by Charles Cumming – A classic cat-and-mouse spy tale that pits a former British MI6 officer against a top Russian spy.

2/14 – Insomniac City by Bill Hayes – Hayes celebrates his love for and life with celebrated writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks.

turpentine-lane 2/14 – On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman – Lipman is a favorite for her well-drawn characters and lovely writing. A lovely romantic comedy of a woman moving back home, finding out some secrets, and getting on with her life.

2/14 – Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data by Kevin Mitnick – Mitnick provides you with the tools to protect your privacy in a dangerous age.

2/14 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders – This first novel by short story master Saunders is a father-son story featuring Abraham Lincoln, in mourning over his son Willie, and the state of the country in 1862.

2/21 – Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez – Twelve errie, sometimes horrific short stories set in contemporary Argentina.

2/21 – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Harari – Harari, author of the (still) bestselling Sapiens, returns with a shift towards humanity’s future.

2/21 – Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li – A collection of moving essays about depression from novelist Li.

~ posted by Andrea G.


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