Posts Tagged ‘novel’

  • New and Notable: The Round House

    The Round House by Louise Erdrich Call Number: Walkover Collection PS3555.R42R68 2012 From the Publisher: One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Buddha in the Attic

    The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Call Number: Walkover Collection PS3615.T88B83 2012 From the Publisher: A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Finding Your Voice in Law School

    Finding Your Voice in Law School: Mastering Classroom Cold Calls, Job Interviews, and Other Verbal Challenges / Molly Bishop Shadel Call Number: KF283.S52 2013 From the Publisher: Many college graduates aren’t prepared for the new challenges they will face in law school. Intense classroom discussion, mock trials and moot courts, learning the language of law, […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Sense of an Ending

    The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Call number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PR6052.A6657S46 2011 From the publisher: The Sense of an Ending won the  2011 Man Booker Prize. Acclaimed author Julian Barnes wrote this thought-provoking novel about a man placed at surprisingly unfamiliar cross roads. It focuses on the succeeding choices he makes in […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Salvage the Bones

    Salvage the Bones: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward Call Number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3623.A7323S36 2011 Salvage the Bones: A Novel is a vivid portrayal of a poor rural family coping and realizing the far reaching effects of hurricane Katrina. By empathetically imparting twelve significant days before, during, and after this horrific natural event, the author […] Read more...
  • Recreational Reading Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Review by Reference Librarian Kerry Fitz-Gerald. I’m so glad I finally picked this up to read. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year, a dark mystery with intelligent and unusual characters, a sophisticated plot line, a seriously dysfunctional family, and a complicated financial tangle. The […] Read more...
  • Recreational Reading Review: Going to See the Elephant

    This first novel by Rodes Fishburne tells the story of 25 year old Slater Brown, determined to go to San Francisco and become the greatest writer ever. In fact, by his calculation, he is already the best writer in the world, “he just hadn’t gone through the irksome task of writing it down yet.”  It […] Read more...
  • Recreational Reading Review: Finger Lickin’ Fifteen

    Janet Evanovich’s latest installment in the adventures of bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is here. Stephanie is on the outs with Morelli (something about peanut butter), Lula witnesses the murder of a star chef and becomes a target herself, and Stephanie is back to wearing Rangeman black as she helps Ranger track a problem with his […] Read more...
  • Recreational Reading Review: Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth

    Review by Reference Librarian Kerry Fitz-Gerald. Booker prize winner Barry Unsworth’s most recent novel takes place in a far corner of Mesopotamia in 1914.  The slow pacing, the evocative historical detail and the internal struggles of the female characters (secondary to the rather dramatic plot) make this a book worth reading. Critics have complained that […] Read more...