Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Fiction from NYSL Members

The dog days of summer are here indeed. I've compiled a list of new fiction from some of the Library's own member writers that would be perfect for a trip to the beach, the country cottage, or simply to the couch in your air conditioned apartment....


Two veteran journalists mine their rich experiences for a couple of debuts featuring high adventure in exotic locales. The Explorer's Code is from award winning CNN reporter Kitty Pilgrim, who sends her brainy oceanographer protagonist around the world in an action packed search for a valuable land deed. Nina Darnton's An African Affair also features a feisty heroine in a tale ripe with journalistic intrigue, political corruption, and romance.

If you like your globe trotting hit men with a passion for art and architecture, check out Ronald DeFeo's forthcoming Calling Mr. King (August 30).

From screenwriter (The Boys from Brazil, Fort Apache: The Bronx) and novelist Heywood Gould comes the fast paced, cinema style thriller The Serial Killer’s Daughter.


Gregory Murphy's atmospheric debut Incognito is a literary mystery set during the Gilded Age in New York and on Long Island.

Next to Love , the latest from Ellen Feldman, follows the lives of three women before, during, and after WWII. {this one is a particular favorite of mine...I chose it as a staff pick in our summer reading feature in the Summer Newsletter}


In two very different new novels, Manhattan's elite take center stage. Helen Schulman weaves a tale for our time in This Beautiful Life (August 2), exploring the fallout after a teenager sends an explicit video to a fellow student at an exclusive private school.

And The Social-Climber’s Handbook is Molly Jong-Fast 's dark and entertaining comedy about a woman who'll do anything to stay at the top of the social ladder.

Coming up: New non-fiction from NYSL members.

a note to all our fantastic NYSOCLIB member writers: if you've written a new book or have upcoming book talks or other appearances around the area, let me know! I'd love to share them with the rest of our membership.

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