The following books bear watching. They're all new releases and recipients of lots of publicity and anticipation. Here's some brief descriptions:
THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by ALICE HOFFMAN
I am a fan of Alice Hoffman. Her new book takes place on Coney Island and is jam packed with outcasts from society, a world filled with corruption, Gilded Age riches, and debilitating poverty. What a mix! Underneath it all is a memorable love story set in twentieth century New York. Critics called THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS one of Hoffmans's best.
THIRTY GIRLS by SUSAN MINOT
Minot interweaves the stories of two extraordinary women in a fictionalized real life tragedy. It relates what happened to thirty abducted girls in Uganda and how two young women confront displacement and heartbreak. Critics labeled THIRTY GIRLS " A novel as raw, beautiful and serendipitous as the politics, landscape and culture of the sub-Saharan Africa it describes."
CELL BY ROBIN COOK
Fans of medical melodrama and author Robin Cook will enjoy his latest. An App on Smartphones has become a fully customized personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating patients, even better than the real thing. Of course, hacking comes on the scene, the US government is involved and so it goes....Critics said "Fast paced, groundbreaking medical science, and edge-of-your-seat suspense."
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