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Books of The Times ‘Casebook’ By MONA SIMPSONReviewed by MICHIKO KAKUTANI “Casebook,” by Mona Simpson, sees a fracturing family through the eyes of a teenager. ‘Red Love’
Shelf Talk Readers in Seattle: Did you know you can get a personalized list of recommended reading? Here’s an example of Your Next 5 Books – a reader’s request and the librarian’s recommendations (these suggestions from Eric at out Northgate Branch): A Seattle reader wrote to us and said: The books that have captivated me most recently are: The Help, The Silver Linings Playbook, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Night Circus, and the Hunger Games series.
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Carnegie Medal Read-Alikes, 2014: The Fiction Shortlist By Donna Seaman The finalists for this year’s Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction tell richly imagined, acutely observed, and profoundly involving stories of loss and dreams, immigration and alienation, in Nigeria, New York, Las Vegas, Europe, and a small Haitian fishing village. There’s a lot to work with there for those after read-alikes, and the following list should keep literary-fiction devotees going long after the Carnegie winners have been announced. Direct readers seeking more novels like the first Carnegie shortlist fiction title, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah(Knopf), to these three tales of the African diaspora, which also offer strong points of view, vividly realized settings, and even, whenever possible, wit.
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Headed for a top position on best seller lists after its release next week is David Baldacci‘s third novel featuring CIA hit man Will Robie, The Target (Hachette/Grand Central; Hachette Audio; Blackstone Audio). He appeared on CBS This Morning yesterday to describe it. Also arriving is a new thriller by Andrew Gross, Everything to Lose, (HarperCollins/Morrow; HarperLuxe; Blackstone Audio) which follows a struggling single mother faced with overwhelming temptation when she discovers a half million dollars at the scene of an accident and a posthumous book by Maeve Binchy, a collection of linked short stories about the residents of Dublin’s imaginary Chestnut Street, (RH/Knopf; RH Audio; Thorndike).
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