Just Arrived–Great New Fiction Books

September 26, 2007

This fall will see publication of some highly anticipated books, a few of which are already here on our shelves. There are also newly arrived books which don’t attract a lot of attention but nevertheless merit a read: Flawed” by Jo Bannister-the 7th book in the Brodie Farrell series; with her emphasis on relationships, these read more like novels than criminal investigations. Red Sea” by Emily Benedek-this is her fiction debut with 3 heroes, an FBI agent, a reporter and an Israeli secret service agent, who are trying to stop a terrorist attack in New York. Now And Forever” by Ray Bradbury-a long-awaited book from one of America’s most distinguished authors; it is 2 novellas which have been decades in the works. Trespass” by Valerie Martin-the Orange Prize winning author of Property now tells a tale of an American family confronted with their only son’s relationship with a Croatian immigrant to whom they take an instant dislike. The Last Chinese Chef” by Nicole Mones-this is the story of Maggie who travels to China to meet the her husband’s illegitimate child and to write an article about Chinese cuisine. She meets a young Chinese-American chef who helps her let go of her grief. Do not read this book when you’re hungry! Under Enemy Colors” by S. Thomas Russell-a debut that will quickly join the ranks in the popular “men at sea” genre. This newcomer will be a boon to the faithful fans of the Horatio Hornblower and Aubrey/Maturin books.