Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New Fiction

A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller
“Arthur Louis Pullman the Third has been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has been sent away to live with his aunt and uncle. He discovers a journal written by his grandfather, the first Arthur Louis Pullman, a Salinger-esque author who went missing the last week of his life and died hundreds of miles away from their family home. Using the journal as a guide, Arthur embarks on a cross-country train ride to relive his grandfather's last week. His journey is complicated by a shaky alliance with a girl who has secrets of her own and by escalating run-ins with a dangerous Pullman fan base.” –WorldCat

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Anderson; Eugene Yelchin
“The anarchic and outlandish tale of warring elf and goblin kingdoms follows one elf on a mission to spy on the goblin kingdom, from which no elf has ever returned alive.” –WorldCat

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
“India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together.” –WorldCat

The Place Between Breaths by An Na
“Grace, sixteen, fears that she will succumb to the schizophrenia that took her mother away, while she and her father work for a genetics lab rushing to find a cure.” –WorldCat

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
“Talented, multiracial teen T.J. Jones shuns organized sports but agrees to help his favourite teacher pull together a swim team. He attracts a group of misfits who become buddies and champions--earning the ire of the school jocks, whose bullying erupts into violence. “ –WorldCat