April 12, 2017

Check Out These New Titles in Adult Services!

by Emily Fridlund
Available in: Print

Emily’s Fridlund’s moody new novel is part psychological thriller and part coming-of-age story about an adolescent’s deeply life-altering experiences over the course of a year in northern Minnesota.  The History of Wolves does a great job of blurring the lines between genres--isn't a typical thriller any more than it's a typical coming-of-age novel.  The author’s greatest accomplishment is her portrayal of the main character, who you encounter as both a teenager and a still emotionally wounded adult.  The History of Wolves is well-written and effectively portrays both the eerie and beautiful story of an indelible character.

Anything is Possible
by Elizabeth Strout
Coming Soon in: Print

Elizabeth Strout’s Anything is Possible is a beautifully written collection of short stories related to the author’s previously popular novel, My Name is Lucy Barton.  Rather than being written from a first-person perspective, Strout’s newest collection depicts small-town life from multiple perspectives, conveying a whole range of human emotions through the author’s signature use of spare style and careful words.  Resonating with its intensity, depth, and vividness Anything is Possible demonstrates the heartbreaking and the joyful in ordinary life.

by Lisa See
Available in: Print

Lisa See’s riveting exercise in fictional anthropology explores a little known facet of Chinese culture—the Akha “ethnic minority” that inhabit the rugged, less accessible area of China.  Over the course of 20 years, the reader follows the protagonist as she marries and is widowed, escapes her village, becomes a tea seller, and marries a wealthy mogul, and moves to California.  Throughout the narrative, the author expounds on topics such as international adoption, tea arcana, and Akha lore that creates an engrossing tale of human drama. 

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