Stuck inside because of the snow? Need a break from shoveling? The New Fiction section located in the OWHL lobby features a variety of New York Times best sellers, community member recommendations, and staff picks. Here are some of our newest acquisitions.
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
“From the New York Times best-selling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism, told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early 20th century.”—Amazon
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
“Following a scalding row with her mother, 15-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitivechild once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.”—Goodreads
Euphoria by Lily King
“English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink.”—Catalog
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
“It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their ‘book of strange new things.’ ”—Catalog
And don’t forget, you can always peruse our new fiction section remotely! If you are curious about what’s new in our fiction section, but you don’t want to venture out into the cold to browse our shelves, here are a few options for you.
Wowbrary is a (free to you) subscription service that will send you a weekly e-mail and/or RSS about the OWHL’s newest books, movies, and music. You can browse to find a book that you want to read and place a hold on a new title. Sign up for Wowbrary here: www.wowbrary.org/signup.aspx.
Another strategy is to check out our New Fiction Board on Pinterest. New titles are added to the board as they are added to our collection, so check back often!
— Emily Goss, Children’s and Young Adult Librarian