This weeks two new biographies are about as opposite as they can be. Miles Unger’s “Michelangelo: a life in six masterpieces” narrates the ambitious life of likely the greatest classical artist in history through the creation of six of his greatest works. Roz Chast’s “Can’t we talk about something pleasant?” uses the popular graphic novel genre to write a memoir detailing her life with her aging parents. It’s humor, rawness, and honesty make it an enjoyable read, particularly for those caring for elders. Chast is a cartoonist for New Yorker magazine.
As usual, we have a great list of new fiction and non fiction that makes many works on the New York Times Best Seller list available to North Country readers. If you are ever looking for a specific book on the list, just call us a 483-5251 to search and reserve. More than likely we have the latest best seller for you and if not can usually and easily get it for you from another library in the North Country.
Let’s start with Fiction:
The dead will tell by Linda Castillo
Strangers by Bill Pronzini
Road ends by Mary Lawson
Eyrie by Tim Winton
The care and management of lies: a novel of the great war by Jacqueline Winspear
Last orders by Harry Turtledove
Counterfeit lies by Oliver North
The ghost in the electric blue suit by Graham Joyce
A matter of breeding by J. Sydney Jones
The Magician’s land by Lev Grossman
Power Play by Catherine Coulter
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke
The arsonist by Sue Miller
The hundred year house by Rebecca Makkai
“Can’t we talk about something more pleasant?” by Roz Chast
Michelangelo: a life in six masterpieces by Miles J. Unger
The real cost of fracking by Michelle Bamberger
In the kingdom of ice: the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides
The empathy exams: essays by Leslie Jamison
The invisible bridge: the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
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