Spot-Lit for November 2013

Some of the new releases we’re especially looking forward to this month include Sebastian Faulks revival of Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster; a powerful family drama centered around the practice of fracking (Fractures); a penetrating look at our consumer culture and the world of “stuff” – wanted or not (Want Not); and the return of popular Amy Tan. Among first novels, we have a laid-off war correspondent tracking down her friend’s killer in Big Sky country (Montana); two highly-praised historical novels; and the Danish Crime Novel of the Decade (The Dinosaur Feather). Speaking of crime, Paretsky, Bruen, Smith and Spencer-Fleming are always known to deliver. As is Gene Wolfe, in the Fantasy genre, and his new book sounds particularly fine. Elsewhere in SF/Fantasy, Cherie Priest wraps up her Clockwork Century steampunk series, and an alternative history of the 20th century featuring an alien-engineered peace is guaranteed to shake you up (Burning Paradise). Finally, if the spirit of Halloween is still haunting you, check out the gothic Victorian thriller Rustication.

Click the titles below to read more or to place them on hold.

General Fiction / Literary Fiction

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

Fractures by Lamar Herrin

Want Not by Jonathan Miles

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

First Novels

Montana by Gwen Florio

The Dinosaur Feather by S.J. Gazan

Red Sky in Morning by Paul Lynch

The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy

Crime Fiction / Suspense

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith

Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

Purgatory by Ken Bruen

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

SF / Fantasy / Horror

The Land Across by Gene Wolfe

Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest

Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson

Rustication by Charles Palliser

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