Mulholland Books Some of the best prose writing published this year can be found in what is, in essence, a technothriller: in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot an aid worker in Myanmar (Shafer remarks that it “sounded like a name cats would give their country”) glimpses something she shouldn’t, deep in the jungle, and right away her life starts going off the rails.
Marlon James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fictionalized retelling of the attempt on Marley’s life and its aftermath. James is the author of two previous novels and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Metropolitan Books: ISBN: 0805095152: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End is a non-fiction book by American surgeon Atul Gawande. The book addresses hospice care and the current state of care in regard to age-related frailty, serious illness and impending death. Gawande's reflections are interspersed with personal stories. Synopsis. In the beginning of the book Gawande explores ...
Book World: ‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,’ by Joshua Ferris By Ron Charles May 13, 2014 Email the author Follow @roncharles Joshua Ferris’s new novel is about a dentist, and like a good dentist, Ferris welcomes us in with a few jokes and some distracting chitchat.
Best picture book of the year, according to Amazon.com, was Mo Willems’s The Pigeon Needs a Bath! We Were Liars by E Lockhart, a mystery about four friends that was shortlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction prize, tops the retailer’s best teen reads list, and Amy Poehler’s Yes Please is Amazon.com’s humour book of the year.
THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS is, without a doubt, an ideal book club selection. In fact, I would definitely consider this novel the next time it's my turn to pick. There is a reading guide available with seventeen (!) fantastic questions. Some of the themes you might choose to discuss include prejudices, bullying, second chances, love, friendships, fears, family, hopes and dreams.
Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books.
Faber’s sincerity keeps The Book of Strange New Things honest, and his talent steers him away from cliché.” —The New Republic “A wonderful adventure story, a quasi-science fiction tale and a probing examination of a marriage. . . . A truly strange and wonderful novel. . . . Please read Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things.
Annihilation is a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is the first in a series of three books called the Southern Reach Trilogy. The book describes a team of four women (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) who set out into an area known as Area X.
All My Puny Sorrows tells the story of two Mennonite sisters in Canada who seemingly could not be more different. Elfrieda is the success, elegantly beautiful and a world-acclaimed pianist, who seems to have it all: money, fame, career and a devoted husband.
The Miniaturist is set in much the same world as Tracy Chevalier’s best-selling Girl With a Pearl Earring, a story placed two decades earlier in another 17th-century Dutch city, Delft. But Johannes Brandt, the man at the center of The Miniaturist, is even more of a mystery than the Johannes Vermeer of Chevalier’s story.
The best reads in fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels and audio books. The 5 best books of 2014: Fiction Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post ALL MY PUNY SORROWS By Miriam Toews (McSweeney’s) This sad and improbably witty novel is about two loving sisters: one who wants to live, the other who ...
Barry returns to the topic of war with A Temporary Gentleman. Jack McNulty, the narrator, may not be a blood relative of Willie Dunne, but he is forged of the same steel. The title of this, Barry's eighth novel, is a pejorative term used to refer to someone who may be considered, through rank for example, a "gentleman" for the duration of a war.
But based on On Immunity: An Inoculation, she’s clearly done copious amounts of research. The book is a personal, impressionistic, fascinating look at the history of immunity, from those 18th century English milkmaids with cowpox who miraculously found themselves immune to smallpox to the crazy (and dangerous) theories of celebrities like Jenny McCarthy.
City of Heavenly Fire is a Shadowhunters novel.Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.
Half a King is the kind of book that creeps up on you gradually, painting a picture of kingdoms and slavery and backstabbing until you think this is basically another fantasy set in the comfort zone of the genre, and then it hits you hard when you least expect it.
T he most interesting titles of 2014 weren’t necessarily the most prominently reviewed or most celebrated. Except, of course, for Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Chatto & Windus £16.99), a profound and affecting masterpiece about a Japanese POW camp on the Burma death railway, which richly deserved its Booker win.
Complete your Divergent library with Four! Fans of the Divergent trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view. This collection also makes a great pick for fans of the blockbuster movies who want to delve deeper into the character played by Theo James.
A Strangeness in My Mind (Turkish: Kafamda Bir Tuhaflık) is a 2014 novel by Orhan Pamuk. It is the author's ninth novel. Knopf Doubleday published the English translation by Ekin Oklap in the U.S., while Faber & Faber published the English version in the UK.