I can’t believe it’s already April! Here are a few of last month’s popular new releases….
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Greenidge’s terrifically auspicious first novel opens with the Freeman family in the process of moving from urban Dorchester to a research facility located in the affluent Berkshires. Fourteen year old Charlotte, her parents, and younger sister Callie, will be living with a chimpanzee as part of an experiment. In their new home the Freemans are surrounded and monitored by the white staff of the Toneybee institute. The novel jumps back and forth through time, uncovering the institute’s racist past.
Check out a digital copy of this book from the Commonwealth eBook Collections.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
A claustrophobic work by new Irish writer Sara Baume. Spill Simmer Falter Wither is the story of a lonely man and his recently adopted dog, One Eye. Both dog and man are outsiders in a small Irish village. When an incident threatens their relationship the friends embark on a perilous journey.
Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
In this harrowing new work by Edna O’Brien, a Bosnian war criminal arrives in a small Irish village disguised as a doctor.
O’Brien has published many works of fiction since her debut in 1960.
Take a look at her biography Country girl: a Memoir
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Sweeney’s engaging first novel has been getting a lot of press. The Nest follows four grown, yet dysfunctional, siblings as they navigate the wreckage of their eldest brother’s drug fueled car accident. Sweeney tenderly mocks her affluent characters who live, of course, in New York City.
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
A witty new novel by the author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. This gentle comedy takes place in Rye England. Overseas Archduke Ferdinand has been shot and the Great War has yet to reach Britain. The story’s heroine, Beatrice, has just moved to the seaside town to teach.
We have Simonson’s earlier novel at the library, or if you prefer, check out Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand digitally on OverDrive.
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
While waiting to check out What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, take a look at some of her full length works:
And that’s it! Happy spring reading!