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New Books, Week of August 18th, 2014

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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

photo of Roz Chast courtesy hbook.com

“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


Reserving a book is as simple as clicking on Login, Search and Renew in the right sidebar. Have your library card handy and remember: your pin is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the Wead Library.


Happy reading!

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