"What's new?" you ask? Plenty!
It's a busy week for incoming books and movies, which means it will be a busy week with our members coming in to check things out. Welcome!
The powerful new novel Room, by Emma Donoghue, was published this week. "Finally!" you might say. I know. I know. We've been talking about it and telling you about it since May, when we were able to get our hands on some advanced reader copies of the much talked-about book. We welcome that we are now able to share with you the story of Jack and his world....so much so that Room is one of the four carefully selected titles in our Fall Book Discussion Series (click here for details). The premise of the book is shocking and upsetting: Jack and his mother live in an 11 X11 foot room, prisoners of his mother's abductor. The book is told from 5-year-old Jack's point of view, who calls his home "Room." He knows nothing of the outside world (he is the son of his mother's abductor). I urge you...please don't allow the suggested content detour you from this experience.
The wonderful reviews for this book are pouring in.
This morning, Ron Charles of The Washington Post declared "Room to" be "...one of the most affecting and subtly profound novels of the year."
Also this morning, Liz Raftery of The Boston Globe wrote, "One of the most highly anticipated books of autumn, 'Room' deserves all the praise it's received ahead of its release, including recently being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. An emotionally draining read, yet at the same time impossible to put down, it has all the makings of a modern classic."
"Powerful.... Seen entirely through Jack's eyes and childlike perceptions, the developments in this novel--there are enough plot twists to provide a dramatic arc of breathtaking suspense--are astonishing.... Donoghue brilliantly portrays the psyche of a child raised in captivity...will keep readers rapt." -- Publishers Weekly
There's plenty of other room on the shelves and we think that you'll enjoy the additions!
Here's a look at what else is new.
So, what's new with you? Tell us what you've been reading...