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Hot Debut Summer Fiction Print Email

Jacket covers from three of the titles on this list

Lots of debut novels have been released this summer, but sometimes it is hard to find the ones that float to the top and stay there … use this First Novels 2013 list to find titles that are being talked about and have earned attention and rave reviews.  In The Curiosity, a man who fell overboard in a 1906 storm and was flash-frozen in Arctic ice is reanimated; his introduction to the 21st century is ethical controversy, as well as humorous moments, and even love.  Queen’s Gambit will appeal to lovers of historical fiction as it follows Henry VIII’s sixth queen who, haunted by the fates of the previous wives, must learn to navigate the treachery of the royal court.  Feudal Japan is the setting for Child of Vengeance; based on the life of samurai legend Musashi Miyamoto, this one will appeal to those who loved James Clavell’s Shogun.  Check out the First Novels 2013 list to discover more like these!

 
For Downton Abbey Fans Print Email

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Downton Abbey, the period drama set on a fictional Yorkshire estate, follows the Crawley family and their servants as traditional ways of life clash with the early 20th century. In honor of the estimated 120 million viewers worldwide who have fallen in love with this PBS series, Bookmarks magazine compiled a list of companion reads - fiction and nonfiction- that explore this time period and we've added some DVDs and other resources to lead you to all things Downton Abbey! Check out the list HERE. (The Downton Abbey article was in the July/August issue of Bookmarks which is in the library collection.  Bookmarks is a wonderful resource for finding new reading - reserve an issue today and check it out!)

 
Summer Must-Reads from Bookish Print Email

Jacket covers from three of the books on this list - The Son, Night Film, and Cinnamon & Gunpowder

Here's what Bookish.com had to say recently about the ten new novels they think you must read this summer: "Whether you're taking a 'staycation' or traveling far and wide, we've got your short list of 10 great books to read this summer. This season's crop of must-reads includes new novels from the authors of The Kite Runner and The Glass Castle; epics of Texas and of New York; continent-spanning adventures via car, plane and pirate ship; and stories of sisters, sons and connubial mayhem."  Sound interesting?  Click "read more" for the list, linked to the catalog for easy requesting.  Happy beach reading!

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If You Like Them Creepy ... Print Email

Jacket covers from the five award-winning titles listed below

The International Thriller Writers recently announced the 2013 Thriller Award winners at their annual ThrillerFest ceremony in New York City.  Award winners are selected by judges from books published during the previous year.  This year's winners are:

 
Movie News Print Email

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It’s more than a year away, but expect to see the film version of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken in December 2014, directed by Angelina Jolie.  Of Louie Zamperini, the 96-year old man who is the focus of the book, Jolie says, “I am deeply honored to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves.”  In other recent movie news, director David Fincher (of The Social Network) is thought to have signed Ben Affleck to play the male lead in a screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  In the story, journalist Nick Dunne is suspected of killing his wife Amy after she disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  Amy may or may not be played by Reese Witherspoon, whose production company bought film rights to the book.  Check out other books-to-be-movies (LIST#1 and LIST#2)!

 
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