Archive for the ‘New fiction’ Category

New Fiction in the Main Library – March 20

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 - nadine

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells : An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse  by Sebastian Faulks PR6056.A89 J44 2013 With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings Bertie and Jeeves back to life in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the ...

New Fiction in the Main Library – December 6

Friday, December 6th, 2013 - nadine

Marble Season  by Gilbert Hernandez PN6727.H475 M37 2013 A semi-autobiographical graphic novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez.   It tells the untold stories from the early years of these American comics legends, but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in suburban 1960s California.  Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and ...

New World Fiction in Translation at the Main Library – November 19

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 - nadine

Mandala Road by Masako Bando (trans. Wayne P. Lammers) PL846.A256 A2 2013 In the present day, a young married couple, Asafumi and Shizuka are trying to start a new life, having had to move after losing their jobs.  Following the end of World War II, Saya, a woman from a Malayan native ...

New Fiction at the Main Library – May 16

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - nadine

The Hot Country : a Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller by Robert Olen Butler PS3552.U8278 H68 2012  Christopher Marlowe Cobb, the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent, travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country’s civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency ...

New Titles in World Fiction at the Main Library

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 - nadine

The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories by Etgar Keret PJ5054.K375 A23 2004 Israel's hippest bestselling young writer today, Etgar Keret is part court jester, part literary crown prince, part national conscience. The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God gathers his daring and provocative short stories for ...

New Fiction at the UGA Libraries – December 13

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 - nadine

Scenes From Early Life : a novel by Philip Hensher PR6058.E554 S34 2012 Philip Hensher’s husband, Zaved Mahmood, was born in late 1970 in Dacca, then a regional capital of Pakistan. In the months following his birth, the eastern part of the country split from the western side in a war of independence ...

New Fiction at the UGA Libraries – Dec 3

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - nadine

Toby's Room by Pat Barker PR6052.A6488 T63 2012 One day in 1917, Elinor has a sudden premonition that Toby will not return from France. Three weeks later the family receives a telegram informing them that Toby is “Missing, Believed Killed” in Ypres. However, there is no body, and Elinor refuses to accept ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries – Nov 1

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 - Amy Watts

The Sandcastle Girls : A Novel by Chris Bohjalian Main Library:  PS3552.O495 S26 2012 Over the course of his career, New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian has taken readers on a spectacular array of journeys. Midwives brought us to an isolated Vermont farmhouse on an icy winter’s night and a homebirth ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries Oct 12

Friday, October 12th, 2012 - Amy Watts

Triburbia: a novel by Karl Taro Greenfeld PS3607.R4536 T75 2012 Thrown together by circumstance, a group of fathers—a sound engineer, a sculptor, a film producer, a chef, a memoirist, a gangster—meets each morning at a local Tribeca coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school. The sound engineer looks uncomfortably like ...

New fiction at the UGA Libraries, Oct 1

Monday, October 1st, 2012 - Amy Watts

Things We Left Unsaid by Zoya Pirzad translated by Franklin Lewis PK6561.P47 C5413 2012 Clarisse Ayvazian is the model 1960s wife and mother. She leads an unremarkable life with her well-respected engineer husband and three children, tucked away in a wealthy, middle-class neighbourhood of Abadan. But her tranquillity ends forever with the arrival of ...