Spot-Lit (August, 2012)

Among the other standouts in the August issue of Spot-Lit are not-to-be-missed new books by Ivan Doig, Louise Penny, and Charles Cumming, a host of great debuts (see especially The Dog Stars, The Orchardist, and A Killing in the Hills), and titles featuring the supernatural world of ghostly hauntings (The Broken Ones) and book magic (Libriomancer). The Pacific Northwest is the setting for three of this month’s selections: Goodbye for Now, The Orchardist, and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Click the titles below to read more about them in the library catalog or to place them on hold. Happy reading!

General Fiction / Literary Fiction

Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel

Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig

Lionel Asbo by Martin Amis

Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye – winner of the Prix Goncourt

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

We’re Flying: Stories by Peter Stamm

First Novels

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Syndrome E by Frank Thilliez

City of Women by David Gillham

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter

The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam

Crime Fiction /Suspense

A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Broken Ones by Stephen M. Irwin

Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron

SF / Fantasy / Horror

A Guile of Dragons by James Enge

Libriomancer by Jim Hines

At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson

Upon the Dull Earth: the Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick vol. 3

Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks

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