Nancy Pearl is a former Seattle Librarian who has picked up a national following with her Book Lust series. She is a regular commentator on NPR and was named Library Journal’s 2011 Librarian of the Year. Pearl recently shared with KUOW’s Steve Sher which spring titles she was most looking forward to reading. http://kuow.org/program.php?id=25612
In One Person by John Irving
His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”
Due May 2012
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
A magnificent “Comedy d’Art” from the author of Lamb, Fool, and Bite Me, Moore’s Sacre Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter as he joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed “suicide” of Vincent van Gogh.
Due April 2012
Carry the One by Carol Anshaw
Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment.
Due March 2012
The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel
“…The Lola Quartet is her 3rd novel and in my opinion, her best yet. Florida, New York, Utah. Journalism, drugs, jazz, and gambling addictions. Characters who seem to be real people, who elicit a visceral response from the reader. And, an ending that was an emotional punch in the gut. Emily’s books only get better and better and I look at her as one of my personal writing teachers.” -Drew Goodman, University of Utah Campus Bookstore, UT
Due May 2012