One great thing about the New York Times Books section is the First Chapters page. Check out the beginnings of a few of Random House’s latest. Also, click on the cover images above for full information about each book.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese – If Dave’s or my previous posts haven’t convinced you, the first chapter just might. Read this book!
Lima Nights by Marie Arana – This latest novel from the award-winning author of American Chica and Cellophane comes this love story between an upper-class socialite and a tango dancer working at a bar on the “other side of the tracks.”
Spade and Archer by Joe Gores – This prequel to The Maltese Falcon tells the story of Sam Spade, where he comes from, and how he became involved in this great mystery.
The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss – This new historical thriller is set just after the American Revolution and follows Ethan Saunders and Joan Maycott who are on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will change their country forever.