The formula is simple: a reader, some listeners, and a book of suspenseful stories; beginnings, middles and ends, with a few twists and turns along the way. Nothing fancy of high tech: just words in silence, and the occasional laughter or gasp. That’s Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups, now entering its sixteenth year at the Central Library. Join us, won’t you?
Here’s some of what awaits you in the months ahead: Continue reading “Chilling Tales for Winter”
Did you set a reading resolution to start the new year? If you’re looking for books to get you started, here are a crop of titles coming out in January – from explorations of near-future societies, to eerie short stories, to picaresque adventures and mystery, there’s a little something for everyone.
1/8: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks – When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the study morphs into real life situations, Jess realizes she may have told her secrets to the wrong person… A Peak Pick! Continue reading “New fiction roundup – January 2019”
12/4: The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson – School librarian Charlotte finds herself filling in for her glamorous twin sister who falls ill the night before a beauty pageant.
12/4: The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash – This family saga follows the Winters family, living New York City’s famed Dakota building, in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination.
12/4: Eighteen Below by Stefan Ahnhem – When a police chase in Helsingborg ends in the death of a tech entrepreneur, Danish police officer Fabian Risk makes a bizarre discovery that complicates the case. Continue reading “New Fiction Roundup – December 2018”
11/6: The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco – In 1887, Alma Rosales goes undercover as a man to hunt for an opium shipment missing from a Washington Territory outpost.
11/6: The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith – In this latest installment of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office, much to her dismay.
11/6: The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem – Phoebe enlists the help of a loner with a pet possum to look for her friend’s missing daughter in California’s Inland Empire. Hailed as Lethem’s return to detective fiction. Continue reading “New Fiction Roundup – November 2018”
10/2: Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III – An ex-con living a solitary life in seaside New England travels to a quaint Florida town in search of his estranged daughter. Continue reading “New Fiction Roundup – October 2018”