Here are just a few of the many new books the Doylestown Library has added to their collection:
Indiscretion by Charles Dubow - This debut "Gabsby-esque" title was included on the February Indie Next list and Oprah's Must Reads for February.
Harry and Madeleine Winslow have been blessed with talent, money, and charm. Harry is an award-winning author on the cusp of greatness. Madeleine is not only beautiful and graceful, she possesses goodness and serenity, qualities that belie her privileged upbringing. They play host to close friends, eager to bask in their radience, whether they are in their bucolic East Hampton cottage, abroad in Rome, or in their comfortable Manhattan brownstone.
SCHRODER by Amity Gaige - a People Magazine pick - This novel meditates on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives, those we are born with and those make for ourselves.
Eric tells his story from a correctional facility, where he surveys the course of his life: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; escaping to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed, but loving father.
The City of Devi by Manil Suri - Mumbai has emptied under the threat of nuclear annihilation; gangs of marauding Hindu and Muslim thugs rove the desolute streets; yet Sarita can think of only one thing: buying the last pomegranate that remains in the city. She is convinced that the fruit holds the key to reuniting her with her husband, who has been mysteriously missing for more than a fortnight.
Lucky Me: My Life With-and Without-My Mom, Shirley MacLaine by Sachi Parker - The only child of Shirley MacLaine and her husband of thirty years, Steve Parker, Sachi was sent to Japan at age two (though her mother would sometimes claim Sachi was six) to live with her mercurial father and his mistress. She divides her time being raised by a Japanese governess and going back and forth to L.A. to be with her mother, hamming it up on movie sets, even winning-and losing- the role of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. She eventually attends boarding schools in England and Switzerland, becomes a Qantas stewardess, and becomes involved in a series of abusive relationships.
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor - The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that is an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey - Michael Hainey was six years old when his uncle knocked on the family's back door with the news that Bob Hainey (Michael's father) was dead of an apparent heart attack. A rising star in the hard-living world of newspapers, the thirty-five year-old assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times had been found near his car on Chicago's North Side. He left behind a young widow, two sons, and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death. After obsessing about his father's death for years, Michael set out to learn what happened that night. The obituaries said: Died "after visiting friends". What friends? Where?
NOTE: I have not read these books yet, but am trusting the blurbs that the authors and publishers supplied to Amazon for descriptions.