National Book Award winner The Round House is by turns hilarious, heart-breaking, moving, brutal, crude and crass, then hilarious again (sometimes it’s the crude and crass stuff that is so funny). It tells the story of the summer Joey Coutz turns 13. Joey is doted on by the old folks on the reservation. And so are his three friends, Aaron, Zack and Cappy. The four ride their bikes all over, usually looking for someone who will feed them
A great new author for me--I can't wait to go back now and read Martin Walker's first mysteries! A former Editor for UPI and currently director of a think tank, Oxford alum Walker splits his time between Washington, DC, and the Dordogne region. His books take place in the villages of the Dordogne and take advantage of the loveliness of the Aquitaine area of France.
One of the new science titles, Rabid, out is a good study of the horrible disease, rabies. Rare in some parts of the world, this disease continues to ravage poorer areas in particular.
Gorgeous photos and awesome travel spots crowd the new book Unforgettable Canada from cover to cover.
Dark Star is another young adult coming of age and into superpowers book with predictable romance. Fortunately, no vampires, just monsters they call demons. (But they still use their teeth.) Logically, her world has a few thin spots, lacking something in the visuals and the feel of it all, as well as in the makeup of the Beneath.