Spot-Lit for December 2012
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General Fiction / Literary Fiction
A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
Faulks links five remarkable stories across continents and centuries as his characters seek human connection and understanding.
A Thousand Morons by Quim Monzó
Nineteen stories, a mix of longer pieces and flash fiction, that surprise, amuse, horrify, and astonish.
Ru by Kim Thúy
A flowing reminiscence of the immigrant experience that takes ten-year-old Nguyen An Tinh from her beloved Saigon to Quebec – and decades later, back to Vietnam. Winner of Canada's Governor General Award.
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey
A stark exploration of the ravages of mental illness is at the heart of this story of a man who goes off his meds, abandons his family, and travels the world in search of himself.
Crime Fiction /Suspense
Dying on the Vine by Aaron Elkins
In Tuscany, detective Gideon Oliver discovers the remains of a vintner and his wife, and he's not buying the police's assertion that it's a murder-suicide.
Thieves of Legend by Richard Doetsch
In this globe-hopping thriller, reformed thief Michael St. Pierre and his ex-girlfriend must steal two artifacts that, together, will solve one of history's greatest mysteries.
Come the Fear by Chris Nickson
Constable Richard Nottingham investigates the death of a woman and her unborn fetus in the seedy environs of 18th-century Leeds.
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