We’re working on the New Fiction and New Nonfiction lists for May, and it’s pretty exciting stuff! Look for long-overdue fiction from John Irving — In One Person — a tale inspired by the AIDS epidemic in the US in the 1980s. Toni Morrison is also out with a new novel, Home, about an embittered Korean War veteran who struggles against trauma and racism to rescue his abused sister. Paul Theroux returns with The Lower River, the tale of a former Peace Corps volunteer who returns to Malawi after his divorce.
Nonfiction gems include a new collection of essays by Anna Quindlen who looks at middle-age as only she can in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pens Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War in which she chronicles her early life in occupied Czechoslovakia during the Nazi invasion.
So…place those holds, and happy reading!