1. Lila Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613 2. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447 3. Edge of Eternity Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098 4. All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586 5. The Children Act Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385539708
1. Killing Patton Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682 2. Not That Kind of Girl Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995 3. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159 4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618 5. Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594205965
The Mathematician's Shiva
After a famous mathematician’s death, her colleagues and rivals from all over the world gather along with the family to sit shiva and honor her memory.
Certain that the late Rachela Karnokovitch has solved the Navier-Stokes problem and taken the solution to her grave, the group looks for clues under floorboards, interrogates her pet parrot, and searches the house.
Readers, whether they have an appreciation of mathematics or not, will appreciate the love, family, and beauty of this novel.
The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer (Penguin) Recommended by Lyn at Square Books Oxford MI
Wink of an Eye: A Mystery by Lynn Chandler
On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. His dad was a deputy with the Sheriff's department and was found hanged in their backyard. Tatum believes his father was murdered after he went inquiring after the disappearance of several teenage girls, all undocumented immigrants. Against his better judgment, Gypsy agrees to snoop around to see what he can find. Between dealing with his now married high school sweetheart, a sexy reporter, and hostile police officers, Gypsy has his work cut out for him.
Lynn Chandler Willis' Wink of an Eye is a strong addition to a long list of The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) Competition winners that includes Steve Hamilton and Michael Koryta.
In which her ladyship remembers the music, there are things one should not ask of a jar of pickles, Ms. Cassandra King explains why she does not own a dress, and Sheila Kay Adams's mama explains that it's called "country" for a reason. Lady Banks' Commonplace Book
HOLD LOVE STRONG by MATTHEW AARON GOODMAN – “Goodman’s relevant and enlightening debut novel belongs somewhere on the shelf between Richard Wright’s Native Son and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, both for its social importance and literary beauty. The novel is told in a series of vignettes, and centers around Abraham Singleton, a young man using all his available resources to navigate the housing projects of New York City. For Abraham, desperation and hope always coexist, but with the ups and downs of his life he finds one constant: the enduring love of his family. A brilliant read, everyone should be able to get into this coming of age story.” Amanda at Inkwood Book in Tampa, FL
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