2 ARCS – David Mamet [claimed] and Sue Halpern [claimed]

November 30, 2017

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Halpern, Sue.  Summer House at the Robbers Library. HarperPerennial, February 2018.

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

Summary: From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees. Halpern’s novel is an unforgettable tale of family…the kind you come from and the kind you create.

People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. For head librarian Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems.

But that changes when fifteen-year-old, home-schooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary. The judge throws the book at Sunny–literally–assigning her to do community service at the library for the summer. Bright, curious, and eager to connect with someone other than her off-the-grid hippie parents, Sunny coaxes Kit out of her self-imposed isolation. They’re joined by Rusty, a Wall Street high-flyer suddenly crashed to earth.

In this little library that has become the heart of this small town, Kit, Sunny, and Rusty are drawn to each other, and to a cast of other offbeat regulars. As they come to terms with how their lives have unraveled, they also discover how they might knit them together again and finally reclaim their stories.

Mamet, David.  Chicago.  Custom House (WilliamMorrow), February 2018.

ChicagoSummary: “A big shouldered, big trouble thriller set in mobbed up 1920s Chicago–a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better–by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of THE UNTOUCHABLES and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS”– Provided by publisher.
“A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago–a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better–by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross. Mike Hodge–veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry–probably shouldn’t have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge. In Chicago, David Mamet has created a bracing, kaleidoscopic page-turner that roars through the Windy City’s underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion. Here is not only his first novel in more than two decades, but the book he has beenbuilding to for his whole career. Mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, suffused with trademark “Mamet Speak,” richness of voice, pace, and brio, and exploring–as no other writer can–questions of honor, deceit, revenge, and devotion, Chicago is that rarest of literary creations: a book that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan”– Provided by publisher.

 

 

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4 Responses to “2 ARCS – David Mamet [claimed] and Sue Halpern [claimed]”

  1. Diana Says:

    I would like to read ‘chicago’ please.

  2. Darren Says:

    very good I am sending

  3. Pamela Cronkrite Says:

    I would enjoy the Sue Halpern book if it is still available.

  4. Darren Says:

    It is and enjoy!


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