Monday, September 29, 2008

A couple of upcoming fiction titles

Looking for something good to read in the next few weeks? Don't want to sit on a request list for the next month or so waiting for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? Would you be embarrassed to read something with such a strange title anyway? Of course, there's always Salmonella Men on Planet Porno - nobody's waiting for that one.

Well, here are a couple of alternatives -- upcoming or recently published fiction with normal titles that have been well-received in pre-publication review sources.

A Country Called Home
Author: Barnes, Kim
Publisher: Random $ 23.95 ISBN: 9780307268952 Date: 9/30/2008

A novel of youthful idealism, of faith and madness, of love and family.

Fault Lines
Author: Huston, Nancy Publisher: PGW $ 14 ISBN: 9780802170514 Date: 10/1/2008

A profound and poetic story that traces four generations of a single family from present-day California to World War II-era Germany.

Author: Rash, Ron Publisher: HarperCollins $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780061470851 Date: 10/7/ 2008

A tale of greed, corruption, and revenge set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America's burgeoning environmental movement.

The Wasted Vigil
Author: Aslam, Nadeem
Publisher: Random $ 25 ISBN: 9780307268426 Date: 9/9/2008

A novel about war in modern times, told through the lives of five people who come together in post-9/11 Afghanistan.

The Black Tower
Author: Bayard, Louis
Publisher: HarperCollins $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780061173509 Date: 8/26/2008

A spellbinding historical mystery about a real-life convict who transformed himself into the world's first modern detective.

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