This November brings a lot of great reads. Here are a few of our favorites. We think you and your patrons will love them too.
THE DEATH OF SANTINI: THE STORY OF A FATHER AND HIS SON By Pat Conroy
In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last. A heart-wrenching account of personal and family struggle, and a poignant lesson in how ties of blood can both strangle and offer succor. It is an act of reckoning, an exorcism of demons, but one whose ultimate conclusion is that love can conquer even the meanest of men.
THE WOLVES OF MIDWINTER: THE WOLF GIFT CHRONICLES By Anne Rice
In Anne Rice’s surprising and compelling best-selling novel, The Wolf Gift, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen, readers were spellbound as Rice imagined a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast. Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, she brings us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point—to further explore the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf.
POLICE: A HARRY HOLE NOVEL By Jo Nesbø
Harry Hole returns—or does he?—in a terrifyingly paced, vertiginous new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally best-selling author of The Snowman and The Redeemer, “the king of Scandinavian crime fiction” (Kirkus).
“Nesbø’s novels are maddeningly addictive.” –Vanity Fair
“His storytelling abilities are incomparable.” –USA Today
PROVENCE, 1970 By Luke Barr
For fans of M.F.K. Fisher’s classic The Art of Eating, Julia Child’s My Life in France, and Patti Smith’s Just Kids, Luke Barr, the grandnephew of M.F.K. Fisher, tells the dramatic story of friendships and rivalries, when Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and other culinary icons gathered in Provence in 1970 and debated (and unwittingly shaped) the future of food in America.
“Luke Barr paints an intimate portrait of the ambitious, quarrelsome, funny, hungry pioneers who brought about a great culinary shift…” —Alex Prud’homme, co-author with Julia Child of My Life in France
DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE: A NINA BORG THRILLER By Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
From the Nordic noir duo who brought you The Boy in the Suitcase comes a chilling new thriller. Three women are united by one terrifying secret. But only one of them has killed to keep it.
Natasha Doroshenko’s ex-fiancé, is found murdered in a car. Red Cross nurse Nina Borg had tried to help Natasha leave her abusive fiancé more than once. In her effort to discover the truth, Nina realizes that the mystery has bloody roots, going back to 1934 Ukraine, when a ten-year-old girl with the voice of a nightingale sang her family into shallow graves.
*A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery for Fall 2013.