Thursday, August 29, 2013

Carmen's Playlist

Carmen is the newest member to the Warwick's team. She's recently join us as our book receiver, but don't let the boxes fool you, she is an avid reader with a real pull towards strong, literary fiction and thought provoking non-fiction. A fantastic addition to the Warwick's staff! Take a look at Carmen's current picks:

The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
When a young couple becomes stranded in a deserted Alpine village inexplicable and bizarre occurrences test the strength of their relationship. Joyce's descriptive combination of romance and the supernatural will leave readers in an apprehensive tension to the end. The Silent Land will give readers pause, and even question their lives and contributions to them.

The Infatuations by Javier Marias
In The Infatuations Maria Dolz befriends recently widowed Luisa, and ends up being drawn into the dark story of her husband's murder. Marias' sentences enchant readers with every word. The Infatuations manages to be an engaging murder mystery while being morally challenging and philosophical in this elegant novel of love, death, and fate.

The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne
Boyne tells the story of Georgy, an 82-year-old man looking back on his life during the end of czarist Russia and the reign of the Romanovs. Georgy's past is told with riveting mystery and suspense. Readers will develop a love for Georgy, being drawn in to discover his secret flaw. The House of Special Purpose presents love and loss through Boyne's richly textured words.

Quiet by Susan Cain
The world of introverts, and their hidden benefits are uncovered in this intriguing read. Cain masterfully gives insight to introverts and their often undervalued contributions to our lives with her extensive research. Cain's passion is evident in Quiet, and will change readers views on introverts, and themselves.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann
When intrepid explorer Percy Fawcett never returns from his search in the Amazon for "The Lost City of Z" David Grann goes on his own expedition in this captivating true story. Grann intertwines Fawcett's quest along with his own, while unraveling the mystery of "The Lost City of Z".

The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
A prime number, only able to be divided by itself or one, never fits with another. When traumatized primes Mattia and Alice befriend each other they form a delicate relationship. Unable to express their love for each other, their relationship will be tested to its limits in Giordano's strangely beautiful masterpiece.

I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
When nine-year-old Michele Amitrano explores an abandoned farmhouse he discovers a secret so dark and gruesome his life changes as he struggles to come to terms with it. Ammaniti skillfully portrays the world of children, the value of innocence, and the complexities of growing-up in this lyrical and compelling novel.

My Notorious Life by Kate Manning
Manning vividly presents the tale of Axie, an out of the law physician battling for women's reproductive My Notorious Life has mystery, love, and an unforgettable picture of the 19th century.
rights, in this compelling story based on true events.

South of the Border West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
A young boy Hajime befriends a girl, Shimamoto, and enjoy their childhood together, but grow apart as they grow older. Hajime, now 36 with a successful business and family, is suddenly reunited with Shimamoto, whose now mysterious demeanor plagues him with uncertainty. However their reunion brings complications for Hajime that he never expected. Murakami's wise and bittersweet end will give readers a new perception on love.

The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri
Benjamin Chaparro, a retired detective obsessed with the decades-old rape and murder revisits his investigation in this thought provoking and compelling novel. Sacheri will make readers question what justice really means and who it belongs to. The secret in their eyes movie won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2010.

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