October Library Reads
September 10, 2015
Next month’s list is out and as usual we will attend to backfill in multiple formats. Jojo Moyes is getting ever more attention and we will be adding her to a newly expanded author standing order list (coming soon), among many other additions including Jonathan Evison. Also, I have ARCs of the favorite, Garth Risk Hallberg’s incredible debut City on Fire and Then Comes Marriage by Roberta Kaplan, if you would like to take a look. Please comment to claim. Again, Marina will be posting these more fully on our public blog BiblioFiles next month closer to publication.
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
An immersive, exuberant, boundary-vaulting novel New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk sce≠ an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor–and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ‘n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place.