Friday, May 23, 2008

June Releases

Place your holds on the following June releases:

June 3:
The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver
Death and Honor: An Honor Bound Novel by W. E. B. Griffin
Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
The Other by David Guterson
Plague Ship by Clive Cussler
Resolution by Robert B. Parker

June 10:
Married Lovers by Joan Collins
Sail by James Patterson

June 17:
The Beach House by Jane Green
No Choice but Seduction by Johannah Lindsey
One in a Million by Kimberla Lawson Roby

June 24:
America, America by Ethan Canin
Hit and Run by Lawrence Block
The Last Oracle by James Rollins
Letter to a New President: Essential Lessons for Our Next Leader by Senator Robert C. Byrd
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
Rogue by Danielle Steel
Tailspin: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
This Land is Their Land by Barbara Ehrenreich

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Essential Man's Library

The Art of Manliness website presents "the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man".

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nuala O'Faolain

Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain died May 9 at the age of 68. O'Faolain is perhaps best known for her 1996 memoir Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman. In 2001, she published the well-received novel My Dream of You. O'Faolain received praise last month for her bravery in facing lung cancer. Her last interview is available here.

Nuala O'Faolain Bibliography:
Almost There
Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
My Dream of You
The Story of Chicago May

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Spotlight on Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff is the memoirist, novelist, and short fiction writer perhaps best known for This Boy's Life--a memoir of his itinerant adolescence as he and his single mother search for a better life. The book was made into a movie of the same name starring Robert DeNiro, Ellen Barkin, and Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his earliest film roles.

Wolff's most recent offering Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories is newly available at PCLS.

Tobias Wolff Bibliography:

Back in the World (short fiction)
The Barracks Thief (short fiction)
In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (short fiction)
In Pharaoh's Army (memoir)
The Night in Question (short fiction)
Old School (novel)
Our Story Begins (short fiction)
This Boy's Life (memoir)