Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, September 28, 2018
From My Shelf
The Writer's Life
V.E. Schwab: Exploring Philosophical and Moral Dilemmas
|photo: Jenna Maurice|
Philip Pullman's Responsibilities of Writers
Nathan Gelgud illustrated "4 key responsibilities of writers according to Philip Pullman."
Just in time for Banned Books Week, the Guardian reported that the obscenity trial judge's copy of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover will be auctioned in October.
Signature featured "advice from witches: 11 wickedly wise witch quotes."
Mental Floss noted "7 characters that didn't make it into the Harry Potter books"; and Mansion Global reported that "Harry Potter's birthplace sees real-life price cut."
Merriam-Webster's music quiz "focused on words within the western classical tradition."
Author Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott chose her "top 10 cliques in fiction" for the Guardian.
A Key to Treehouse Living
by Elliot Reed
Discover: A Key to Treehouse Living offers a bittersweet coming-of-age story with a distinctive construction and lyrical prose.
by Gary Shteyngart
Discover: Gary Shteyngart's Lake Success offers an MRI of life in the United States in the second decade of the 21st century.
We That Are Young
by Preti Taneja
Discover: We That Are Young tells the King Lear-esque story of a succession conflict over control of a powerful Indian company.
Mystery & Thriller
Leave No Trace
by Mindy Mejia
Discover: In this atmospheric thriller, a young speech therapist must gain the trust of a nearly feral teenager found in Minnesota's Boundary Waters.
The Frangipani Tree Mystery
by Ovidia Yu
Discover: In this delightful historical mystery set in 1936 Singapore, a teenage girl helps a police inspector solve the death of a nanny.
Home After Dark
by David Small
Discover: A teenager on the cusp of adulthood experiences heartbreak and moral crisis in David Small's follow-up to Stitches.
Biography & Memoir
Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South
by Pam Kelley
Discover: Reporter Pam Kelley digs into a story of a convicted Charlotte drug dealer and uncovers a family history of struggle to escape the grip of racism and poverty.
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee
by Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger
Discover: A complex portrait of Jackie and Lee Bouvier and how their lives and loves defined them and their relationship as sisters.
The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War
by Neal Bascomb
Discover: In a notorious German World War I POW camp, a group of British officers staged the largest escape of the war.
Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe about Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free
by Wednesday Martin
Discover: Using scientific and social research, Wednesday Martin makes a case against the long-held assumption that men's libidos are stronger than women's.
Children's & Young Adult
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
by Chris Barton, illus. by Ekua Holmes
Discover: Throughout her life, the late Texas state senator, U.S. Congresswoman and college professor Barbara Jordan used her strong voice to advocate for equality and justice.
Winnie's Great War
by Josh Greenhut, Lindsay Mattick, illus. by Sophie Blackall
Discover: The creators of Finding Winnie adapt their nonfiction Caldecott Award-winner into a delightful middle-grade novel about the original Winnie-the-Pooh's experiences in World War I.
Time for Bed, Miyuki
by Roxane Marie Galliez, illus. by Seng Soun Ratanavanh
Discover: The sun, the animals, even the insects are readying for bedtime, but Miyuki avoids Grandfather’s gentle urgings toward slumber with many imaginative "still-have-so-much-to-do"s.