News – week of 19 August 2019
The early fall releases are arriving daily – the trickle before the fall deluge of new titles. Some of the most noteworthy are –
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk – a deeply satisfying thriller and a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate.
Her earlier novel, Flights, winner of the Man Booker International Prize, is now out in paperback. Flights interweaves reflection on travel with an exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration.
Terry Fallis returns with Albatross – heartwarming and funny, sweeping and entertaining, a new novel that takes readers on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery.
Rush to Danger – Medics in the Line of Fire is new from Ted Barris. This time he writes about the story of his own father, and the sacrifice and survival of the military medics, field surgeons, nursing sisters, stretcher-bearers, orderlies and ambulance drives who disregarded their own well-being in order to save the lives of others on the battlefield.
This Little Light is new from Lori Lansens (author of The Girls). Taking place over 48 hours in the year 2023 – two girls who are accused of bombing their posh California high school during a chastity ball. A novel fierce, and funny, and sad, and true.