by Annie Proulx
From the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes a masterwork: an epic, violent, dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.
Proulx’s creation of characters are so vivid—in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope—that we follow them with rapt attention. Barkskins, a marriage of history and imagination, is her newest novel.
by Dolores Gordon-Smith
The British mystery, set in the 1920s, continues the adventures of former Royal Flying Corps pilot (now mystery writer) Jack Haldean. When a mutilated corpse is discovered in the sleepy English village of Croxton Ferriers, Haldean finds an odd clue at the scene of the crime: a black marble chess knight with crystal eyes. Is murder just a game? It could be - to a killer who calls himself The Chessman.
by Richard Russo
Russo’s latest, Everybody’s Fool, returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters he created just over two decades ago in Nobody’s Fool: irresistible Donald “Sully” Sullivan; Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years and the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers.
Everybody’s Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times and people you can’t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so stridently human. This is classic Russo—and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.