Genres: I try to read across genres, but I do keep finding myself drawn to mysteries and literary fiction from around the globe. I also love great narrative nonfiction.
Favorite Authors: Haruki Murakami, P. D. James, Henning Mankell, Margaret Atwood, Jess Walter, Sherman Alexie, Jo Nesbo, Maile Meloy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lydia Millet, J. R. R. Tolkien, John Green
Favorite Books: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Heart Earth by Ivan Doig, Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Fiction. In the twelve new stories of ALL I WANT IS WHAT YOU'VE GOT, award-winning author Glen Chamberlain deftly writes about the fragility of small town life. Chamberlain ushers us amongst half-broken lives, sharing moments of regret, yet allowing the redemptive qualities of her characters to ultimately shine through.
Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize
1930-something: a professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator's private compound. He does. He has the potential target in his sites and is wondering whether to pull the trigger when security catches up with him.
America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure--wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation--reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first "law and order" president.
Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world," the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.
"A witty, roller-coaster ride of uncertain identity set against the gritty certainties of New York City. In compelling, unadorned prose, Richard Wiley gives us a bewitching and ultimately moving tale." --Caryl Phillips, author of A Distant Shore and The Lost Child
Meet Inspector Sejer: smart and enigmatic, tough but fair. At the foot of the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small, idyllic village, where neighbors know neighbors and children play happily in the streets. But when the body of a teenage girl is found by the lake at the mountaintop, the town's tranquility is shattered forever. Annie was strong, intelligent, and loved by everyone.
Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR
8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!
"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds
"Stunning." —John Green