Watermark Books: New & Recommended (Aug. 5)
08/05/2012 5:00 AM
08/08/2014 10:11 AM
"The Exceptions" by David Cristofano (Grand Central, $24.99) From the Edgar Award-nominated author of "The Girl She Used to Be" comes the story of the Bovaros, one of the most powerful and respected families in organized crime. When following the family motto of "no loose ends" means taking out Melody – a woman who can testify against the family – Jonathan instead keeps his silence and vows to protect her instead. The decision forces him to move from a life he’s always known into a future he never imagined.
"The Investigation" by Philippe Claudel (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $25.00) Remniscent of Kafka and Beckett, Claudel has created a dark fable that focuses on an ordinary investigator whose world becomes extraordinary when he is assigned to investigate 22 suicides occuring over the course of 18 months. A frustrating chain of events move from humorous to absurd as the investigation is thawrted at every turn.
1. "Radiating Like a Stone" edited by Myrne Roe
2. "I Am a Magical Teenage Princess" by Luke Geddes
3. "Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles
4. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James
5. "Over Time" by Frank Deford
6. "Evel Knievel Days" by Pauls Toutonghi
7. "Destiny of the Republic" by Candice Millard
8. "Sympohony in the Flint Hills" by Louise Carlin
9. "How to Watch the Olympics" by David Goldblatt
10. "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty
Source: Watermark Books & Cafe
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