Truckee Library’s New and Notable Adult Fiction
New fiction is always arriving at the Truckee Library. Mystery, fantasy, adventure and historical tales will transport you to another place or time as only books can do. Reading allows our imagination to visualize people, places and events according to our own personal tastes. Stop by and check out one of our news new books. Here’s a short sampling of what’s available on the new and notable shelves:
‘The Holy City’ by Patrick McCabe
Christ McCool, a player of the small community called The Happy Club, reflects on his two lives, the one he lives and the darker one he’s trying to forget. As a young man he longs for the swinging lifestyle of the 60s yet develops an unhealthy attachment to a Nigerian teenager while dating an older woman. Life becomes more complicated and strange leading him into obsessions that land him in an institution. Years later he attempts to reconcile his coming of age with the man he has become. McCabe’s tongue-in-cheek, flawed antihero masterfully draws the reader into his creepy, delightful world.
‘Strange Bedpersons’ by Jennifer Crusie
Tess is drawn to Nick for all the wrong reasons, but opposites do attract. When he asks her to pretend to be his fiancee for a weekend business trip, to help promote his career, she agrees with disarming consequences. She always wants to help the underdog while Nick is pushing for partner at his law firm. A big contract brings both of them together for better or for worse. An enjoyable, warm and endearing tale from a master of the genre.–
‘Eat, Drink, and be from Mississippi’ by Nanci Kincaid
Mississippi may be the starting point of this novel, but California is the ultimate destination. Courtney Noonan leaves Hinds County, escaping the get-married-to-a-preacher life her parents desire for her. She finds a rich, but not Southern man, whom she marries and pulls her brother, Truely along as well. Truely succeeds in the technology field, but a happy life doesn’t follow. The siblings befriend a teenage gang member later in life, finding the Mississippi values deep inside themselves are worth saving in this warm, easy to read story of flawed people on the road of life.
‘Museum of Human Beings’ by Colin Sargent
Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Sacagawea, is raised by William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as his foster son. Baptiste attracts the attention of visiting Duke Paul of Wurttemberg , who Clark allows to “educate” him in the courts of Europe. He painfully learns he just doesn’t fit in either the palaces of the Continent nor the plains of his forefathers. Sargent unfolds the moving quest of a young man searching to belong somewhere, while experiencing the changing life of nineteenth century America .
‘Precious’ by Sandra Novack
During the summer of 1978, a young girl goes missing, changing a middle America neighborhood forever. Down the street, Natalia Kisch leaves her husband and two daughters for another man. The daughters struggle with the double loss, one through an affair, the other through her imagination. When Natalia suddenly returns the family is thrown into crisis testing the loyalty, love and compassion of both children and parents. Examined loss and the volatility that surrounds us make for a moving debut novel.-
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Bookshelf’s Dry Camp Book Club at the Library
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Now on display at the library:
Portraits by Truckee artist Raphael Jolly
Above the Fireplace: Sand Harbor in oils by Linda D’Toole