Sunday, March 11, 2012

Looking Ahead: Fiction March and April 2012

Please add anything good you’ve run across in the comments.

Gossip by Beth Gutcheon Morrow, March 2012, 384p
Popular fiction about a group of friends and the unsubstantiated effect a rumor can have.

Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear Harper: HarperCollins, March 2012, 352p
A mystery set between the first and second World Wars with historical figures.

Schmidt Steps Back by Louis Begley Knopf, March 2012, 384p
In the literary category--the ongoing saga of a retired, widowed lawyer, his family and personal relationships.

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler Knopf, April 2012, 208p
This is one of my all time favorite authors—if you’re not familiar with her work it’s usually of a commercial literary nature. This story is about a middle-aged man, struggling with the death of his wife, and gradually coming to terms with it through the appearances of her spirtt in various locations.

The Cove by Ron Rash Ecco: HarperCollins, April 2012, 272p
An award winning southern author who writes literary gothic adventures. The dark element varies and in this novel involves a cove where spirits wander and centers on a loner woman and a new, mute man in the last days of a World War.

Temptation by Douglas Kennedy Atria: S. & S., Apr. 2012. 320p
Popular fiction about a suddenly successful screenwriter and the way it affects him and his family.He makes a pact with darkness—and descends to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle.

The late spring and summer releases look really promising, so stay tuned!
Melinda

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