Spot-Lit (August, 2012)

Among the other standouts in the August issue of Spot-Lit are not-to-be-missed new books by Ivan Doig, Louise Penny, and Charles Cumming, a host of great debuts (see especially The Dog Stars, The Orchardist, and A Killing in the Hills), and titles featuring the supernatural world of ghostly hauntings (The Broken Ones) and book magic (Libriomancer). The Pacific Northwest is the setting for three of this month’s selections: Goodbye for Now, The Orchardist, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette?  Click the titles below to read more about them in the library catalog or to place them on hold. Happy reading!

General Fiction / Literary Fiction 

Goodbye for Now  by Laurie Frankel

Bartender’s Tale  by Ivan Doig

Lionel Asbo  by Martin Amis

Three Strong Women  by Marie NDiaye – winner of the Prix Goncourt

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?  by Maria Semple

We’re Flying: Stories  by Peter Stamm

First Novels

The Orchardist  by Amanda Coplin

The Dog Stars  by Peter Heller

Syndrome E  by Frank Thilliez

City of Women  by David Gillham

A Killing in the Hills  by Julia Keller

The Twenty-Year Death  by Ariel S. Winter

The Headmaster’s Wager  by Vincent Lam

Crime Fiction /Suspense

A Foreign Country  by Charles Cumming

The Beautiful Mystery  by Louise Penny

The Absent One  by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Broken Ones  by Stephen M. Irwin

Bad Little Falls  by Paul Doiron

SF / Fantasy / Horror

A Guile of Dragons  by James Enge

Libriomancer  by Jim Hines

At the Mouth of the River of Bees  by Kij Johnson

Upon the Dull Earth: the Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick vol. 3

Wards of Faerie  by Terry Brooks

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