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The Adult Readers' Blog
Last week Andrew McMillan became the first poet to win the Guardian’s book prize (worth approximately $15,000) with his debut collection, Physical, about the anxieties and tensions of modern masculinity.
While Physical is currently unavailable in the United States, four of the other books nominated for the Guardian prize are available to request now, including:
- Diane Cook’s Man v Nature, an “absurd and funny” collection of short stories;
- Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen, a Cain-and-Abel-esque novel of family and madness;
- Peter Pomerantsev’s Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, a “dizzying” look into the “glittering, surreal heart” of modern Russia;
- Sara Taylor’s The Shore, a collection of short stories spanning more than a century of mystery and family drama in a group of islands on the Chesapeake Bay.
Even librarians can be surprised by what’s on the shelf at the library. Earlier this week, I was passing the New Books shelves when a...Read More
Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal
Do you have a voracious appetite for food and literature? If so, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, a novel about a girl with an exceptional palate who rises to culinary celebrity, just might be your cup of tea. Told from the varying viewpoints of those in and around her orbit, you learn about Eva Thorvold, the child prodigy of a chef and a sommelier. Born with an exceptional palate, Eva is a loner that doesn’t quite fit in anywhere but the kitchen. Each chapter is named after, and features a recipe for, a dish that features some significance to Eva’s life. From the absurd to the sublime there’s something for everyone in this quirky, heartfelt novel that simultaneously glorifies and pokes fun at our foodie culture.
The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant
Addie Baum, born to immigrant Jewish parents in 1900 Boston, responds to her granddaughter’s question, “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” with the story that is The Boston Girl. During her formative years, turn-of-the-century Boston, and America in particular, evoked negative and fearful feelings in Addie’s parents, permeating and poisoning their relationship with her. As she reveals turning points in her life, Addie exhibits the honesty, wit, intelligence, and compassion she has called upon to help see her through her eighty-five years of life.
Simultaneously riveting and comfortable, Addie’s story is part history, part testament to persistence and resilience, and part being true to oneself. It is so comfortable that readers may feel they are sitting cross-legged on the floor at Addie’s feet as her story unfolds.
Woman of the Dead, by Bernhard Aichner
The photographer. The priest. The cook. The huntsman. The clown. They killed her husband. Now they’ll face her vengeance.
Undertaker Brunhilde Blum has a near-perfect life: a satisfying job with great coworkers, two adorable daughters, and a husband who loves her deeply. When a hit-and-run accident shatters her perfect world, despair threatens to drown her—until she discovers that the “accident” that took her husband’s life was actually murder. Now, she’ll chase down any lead and go to any length to find the men responsible for her husband’s death—unless they find her first.
Chilling and taut, this translated thriller from German bestseller Bernhard Aichner will appeal to fans of Jeffry Lindsey’s Dexter series.