Novel Ideas

Posted on August 13, 2010. Filed under: Fiction | Tags: , , , , , , , |

I thought I’d highlight some wonderful new novels available in our library for those looking for last minute summer reads before classes begin.

A Case of Exploding Mangoes: A Novel

by Mohammed Hanif

This dark comedy follows the plotting of a Pakistan Air Force pilot seeking revenge for his father’s death.

His plan: to assassinate the dictator of Pakistan.

The only problem: he isn’t the only one who is planning the dictator’s assassination.

All Other Nights: A Novel

by Dara Horn

This historical novel based on real historical figures tells the tale of Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish union officer who is asked to do the unthinkable for the good of his country.

First, he is asked to kill his own uncle, a rebel spy plotting to assassinate Lincoln. Then he is asked to take care of another spy. But this time, instead of assassination, they want him to marry her.

Little Bee: A Novel

by Chris Cleave

The front flap of this books says that this is an amazing story that shouldn’t be given away by explanation. So, to be brief, this book is said to be funny, but has some horrific scenes. It starts with a horrible choice, and unfolds from there. As for reviews, it is a New York Times Bestseller and has been nominated for multiple awards. Plus, it has been popular in book clubs across the country.

Cutting for Stone: A Novel

by Abraham Verghese

This story, set in both New York and Addis Ababa, tells the tale of twin Ethiopian brothers born of an illicit affair between a nun and a surgeon and bound together by both a mystical connection and a love of medicine.

-posted by Gretchen Schneider


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