New this week .......
At this time of year the new books are flying into the storeSome of those that arrived this week are
Someone by Alice McDermott A novel that tells the story of one remarkable woman’s life – scattered recollections of a curious childhood, adolescent sexual awakening, motherhood and old age. The Figures of Beauty by David Macfarlane This one is going to the top of my “to read” pile. Described as “a sensuous, heartbreaking novel about art, beauty and the choices we make that define us for life.” It’s been a long wait for a new novel from this excellent writer.
Portrait of Julia by Robert MacNeil This will be next on my “to read” pile. The First World War comes to an end and a young woman leaves Halifax, for London, Paris and the south of France, where she spends her days with the painters Morrice and Matisse – living in a world in transformation.
Solo – A James Bond Novel – by William Boyd Selected as the most recent of the contemporary authors to continue the James Bond series, William Boyd gives us a Bond celebrating his 47th birthday as he is summoned to a troubled West African country ravaged by bitter civil war.
Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver Another volume of delicious, nutritious food – this time super fast – in a very beautiful book. We all love Jamie.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Nothing needs to be said about this guy – you love him – or not.
ONE FOR KIDS
Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers – As Seen by Matt James Matt James takes the iconic song by Stan Rogers and gives the original words his own spin with unique illustrations and explanations of the story of the lyrics.