New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 1, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

He will be my ruin

June 30, 2016
Tucker, K. A. (Kathleen A.), 1978- author.
567 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The house of dreams

June 30, 2016
Brown, Kate Lord, author.
563 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

The big sheep

June 30, 2016
Kroese, Robert, author.
308 pages ; 22 cm
"Los Angeles of 2039 is a baffling and bifurcated place. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities, and became essentially a third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there's no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane. When a valuable genetically altered sheep mysteriously goes missing from Esper Corporation's labs, Keane is the one they call. But while the erratic Keane and his more grounded partner, Blake Fowler, are on the trail of the lost sheep, they land an even bigger case. Beautiful television star Priya Mistry suspects that someone is trying to kill her - and she wants Keane to find out who. When Priya vanishes and then reappears with no memory of having hired them, Keane and Fowler realize something very strange is going on. As they unravel the threads of the mystery, it soon becomes clear that the two cases are connected - and both point to a sinister conspiracy involving the most powerful people in the city. Saving Priya and the sheep will take all of Keane's wits and Fowler's skills, but in the end, they may discover that some secrets are better left hidden. Kroese's novel is perfect for fans of Philip Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!, and Scalzi's Old Man's War"-- Provided by publisher.

Masha Regina

June 30, 2016
|6880-01 Leventalʹ, V. (Vadim), 1981- author.
London : Oneworld Book, 2016.
294 pages ; 23 cm
"Originally published in Russian as Masha Regina ... 2012" -- Copyright page.
Masha dreams of becoming one of the great European auteurs. But first she must escape the drudgery of her daily existence: a father who drinks, a dull and empty city, the fear of getting stuck in a life she doesn't want. So as soon as she is old enough she heads to the big city to claim her spot alongside the great filmmakers of the day. But she is unprepared for the sacrifices she must make to succeed. Lovers come and go-- the college teacher, the cameraman, the renowned German actor-- but Masha must decide whether she is prepared to forsake her happiness for her art: how far is she willing to go?

Nacho Figueras presents: High season

June 30, 2016
Whitman, Jessica, author.
New York : Forever, 2016.
351 pages ; 21 cm.
World-renowned polo player and global face of Ralph Lauren, Nacho Figueras dives into the world of scandal and seduction with a new fiction series set in the glamorous, treacherous world of high-stakes polo competition.

He loves me, he loves you not. 5, Remi's world

June 30, 2016
Mychea. author.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Publishing, 2015.
214 pages ; 22 cm
"Remi is back! Ready to have her story told. Travel with Remi through time as she transitions from a child to an adult. After losing her sisters to senseless acts of violence, Remi doesn't quite know what to do without her genetic DNA squad to hold her down. Assuming a role she never coveted as mother of her orphaned niece and nephews, she holds a well-deserved grudge against Avionne. Avionne has no idea what Remi's life has been like. All she knows is her side of the unfortunate tale that is their lives. But she will soon learn, karma thrives by the boomerang effect and will always find its way home. Remi has a score to settle and she refuses to rest until she can level the playing field and get justice for her sisters murders. No matter what it takes there will be hell to pay. Avionne owed a debt and Remi was the kind of woman that never allowed a debt to go unpaid. Avionne would pay what she owes, Remi was going to see to it."--Back cover.

Magic : a novel

June 29, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
322 pages ; 25 cm
"A dazzling contemporary novel that vividly portrays the glamorous White Dinners that occur annually in Paris, and the ups and downs of three interconnected couples for whom the dinners have become a tradition. The White Dinner is a love poem to friendship, joy, elegance, and the monuments of Paris. And each year it is an unforgettable summer night, especially for Jean-Philippe Dumas, a longtime participant, and the three couples he's carefully selected to attend this exclusive and cherished event. Interweaving the stories of seven individuals, lives will be forever changed on the eve of one such White Dinner; a night that will lead to new friendships, new love, and of course, magical possibilities"--Provided by publisher.

Make me love you

June 29, 2016
Lindsey, Johanna, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
375 pages ; 24 cm
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey delivers a sparkling, passionate tale of an earl's daughter who must convince a mysterious viscount to marry her and end his vendetta against her brother. One duel could be considered a matter of honor, but three duels are attempted murder! With enlightened society outraged at such reckless behavior among young noblemen, the Prince Regent orders Robert Whitworth, the earl of Tamdon's heir, and Lord Dominic Wolfe to end their dispute by allying their families through marriage. Whichever party refuses to comply will forfeit his lands and title. Whitworth relishes the idea of sending his younger sister Brooke to his enemy's remote estate. He knows the Wolf will reject her as a bride, thereby losing his wealth and status. The Wolf, however, is determined to scare away the Whitworth chit. With dueling no longer an available means of destroying the man he abhors, he will be satisfied to see him lose his lands and title. But he hadn't expected his enemy's sister to be so resourceful or resilient. Brooke Whitworth has been dreaming of her first Season in London because she intends to win a husband who will take her far away from her unloving family. Instead, she is being sent to the Yorkshire moors to wed a mysterious nobleman whose family is cursed and who has thrice tried to kill her brother. But there's no room in her heart for fear; this man is her means of escape. She will make him love her!"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl in the shadows

June 29, 2016
Bond, Gwenda, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2016]
370 pages ; 21 cm
Eighteen year old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas's stage lights while her father's career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.

A million windows

June 29, 2016
Murnane, Gerald, 1939-
192 pages / 22 cm


June 29, 2016
Woods, Sherryl, author.
301 pages ; 17 cm.
First published by Silhouette in 2004.
Charismatic playboy Mack Carlton lit up a room, even a hospital room, like no one else. Dr. Beth Browning had to admit Mack's visits were a tonic for her young patient, but her own reaction was much more confusing. Although Beth didn't ask for a second opinion on her future with Mack, his aunt Destiny offered her prognosis: marriage. Given Mack's romantic history and her own wariness due to past losses, Beth hesitated to agree. But her symptoms were undeniably love.

Remember Mia

June 29, 2016
Burt, Alexandra, author.
New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
344 pages ; 21 cm
"In this riveting psychological suspense debut, a young mother's worst nightmare becomes devastatingly real-Estelle Paradise wakes up in a hospital after being found near dead at the bottom of a ravine with a fragmented memory and a vague sense of loss. Then a terrifying reality sets in: her daughter is missing. Days earlier, Estelle discovered her baby's crib empty in their Brooklyn apartment. There was no sign of a break-in, but all traces of seven-month-old Mia had disappeared. Her diapers, her clothes, her bottles-all gone. Frustrated and unable to explain her daughter's disappearance, Estelle begins a desperate search. But when the lack of evidence casts doubt on her story, Estelle becomes the number one suspect in the eyes of the police and the media. As hope of reuniting with Mia becomes all she has left, Estelle will do anything to find answers: What has she done to her baby? And what has someone else done to her? "--Provided by publisher.

Ca jian er guo, wo han ni de ai qing

June 29, 2016
Sunry, author.
Taibei : Shang zhou, 2015.
261 pages ; 21 cm.

Cao kong : Wo suo jing li de IPO he shang shi gong si nei mu

June 29, 2016
Yi, Congrong.
Beijing : Zhongguo gong ren chu ban she, 2015.
267 p. ; 24 cm.

Chen xiang shan

June 29, 2016
Beijing : Zhong guo qing nian chu ban she; 2016.
320 p. , 23 cm.
Fei chang shen wen -- Wei Wukuan de jing cha meng -- Zhong guo pu ke -- Chen xiang shan -- Tou Xiang -- Xing yun de jiu tu -- Jie jie kuai pao.

Lasa fu sheng : Tian Yong chang pian xiao shuo

June 29, 2016
Tian, Yong, author.
Taibei Shi : Niang chu ban, 2015.
268 pages ; 21 cm.

Mo ran hui shou, ni yi jiu zai

June 29, 2016
Sunry, author.
Taibei Shi : Shang zhou chu ban, 2015.
257 pages ; 21 cm.

Ni ming

June 29, 2016
Wang, Anyi, 1954- author.
Taibei Shi : Mai tian chu ban, 2015.
447 pages ; 21 cm.

Wan li gu xia · Hu zhua shan wang

June 29, 2016
Beijing : Zhong guo wen shi chu ban she , 2016.
229 p., 24 cm.
"Min guo wu xia xiao shuo dian cang wen ku · Huanzhulouzhu juan."

Ye ben, zai nan fang

June 29, 2016
Wu, Shixian.
Beijing : Xian dai chu ban she, 2016.
278 p. ; 23 cm.

Zhi ming de ai

June 29, 2016
Li, Hua, 1979- author.
Beijing : Zhongguo wen shi chu ban she, 2016.
267 pages ; 24 cm.
"Kua du chang pian xiao shuo wen ku. She hui lun li xi lie."


June 29, 2016
Arisugawa, Arisu, 1959-
Tōkyō : Kadokawa, 2016.
297 pages : illustrations, map ; 16 cm.
Includes street map of the setting on page [7].
Kiyomizuzaka -- Aizenzaka -- Genjōzaka -- Kuchinawazaka -- Shingonzaka -- Tenjinzaka -- Ōsaka -- Kareno -- Sekiyōan.
Nine short stories of human relationships, local history, and the supernatural, all set on the "Seven Slopes of Tennō Temple" in Ōsaka.

Sukurappu ando birudo

June 29, 2016
Hada, Keisuke, 1985- author.
Tōkyō : Bungei Shunjū, 2015.
121 pages ; 20 cm
Twenty-eight-year-old Kento Tanaka lives in suburban Tokyo with his mother, who still holds down a full-time job in her sixties, and his 87-year-old grandfather. Since he is unemployed and almost always at home during the day, it falls to him to look after his grandfather's needs and he sees it as a nuisance. His grandfather is constantly saying that he wants to die, but he does not suffer from any particularly debilitating diseases or conditions. Kento devises a plan to grant his grandfather's wish, by helping him along to a peaceful, pain-free death: knowing how quickly unused muscles lose their strength, he decides he will pamper his grandfather to the hilt so that his motor functions will atrophy from disuse. At the same time, he takes up a bodybuilding regimen for himself; in effect, to rub his grandfather's nose in what it's like to still be young and virile. One day, however, he goes out and returns early to find his grandfather moving spryly about the kitchen and chomping into some frozen pizza he's heated up for himself with added toppings. So does the geezer want to die or not? Abridged from summary at J'Lit

Kŭ yŏrŭm, na nŭn

June 29, 2016
Ch'oe, Su-hyŏn, author.
Sŏul : Kaha, 2015.
479 pages ; 19 cm

Kutbai Chosŏn

June 29, 2016
Kim, So-yŏn, 1972- author.
Sŏul Piryongso, 2015.
266 pages ; 21 cm

Manyŏ siktang ŭro oseyo

June 29, 2016
Ku, Sang-hŭi, author.
Kyŏnggi-do P'aju-si : Tasan Ch'aekpang, 2016.
301 pages ; 19 cm

T'amjŏng i anin tu namja ŭi pam

June 29, 2016
Ch'oe, Hyŏk-kon, 1970- author.
Sŏul : Sigongsa, 2015.
430 pages ; 21 cm.

Bilin ni Lola

June 29, 2016
Justarlo (Arlo Icabandi), author.
© 2014.
192 pages ; 18 cm
"Pumunta si Leanne sa ancestral ng kanyang lola upang doon magbakasyon. Ngunit sa sa kanyang pagbisita rito, napag-alaman niya ang madilim na sinapit ng dating kasambahay ng kanyang Lola. Nagparamdam ito sa kanya na akala niya noong una ay panaginip lamang. Sinubukan niyang magtanong sa kanyang lola ngunit ilang matatalinhagang bilin lamang ang binibigkasnito sa kanya. Sa pagdating ng kanyang mga magulang at sa pagdaan na rin ng bawat araw, mas nakakapangilabot ang mga bagay na unti-unti niyang natuklasan. May mga tanong na pilit niyang hinahanapan ng kasagutan. Ngunit handa kaya siyang tanggapin ang malagim na lihim ng kanilang pamilya na maaaring bumago sa kanyang buong pagkatao? Hanggang kailan siya makikinig sa mga mahiwagang bilin ng kanyang lola? Sino ba ang dapat niyang pagkatiwalaan? Halina at alamin ang bawat... BILIN NI LOLO"--cover.

Crazy in love

June 29, 2016
Caliente, Kayla author.
© 2015.
128 pages ; 18 cm
"Silver Edition"--Cover.
"Precious Hearts Romances ; 5676"--Cover.

Ngừơi cha t̂ót và ngừơi cha t̂òi

June 29, 2016
Ren, Daxing, author.
179 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: Huai ba ba, hao ba ba.

Nhịêt đ́ơi bûòn

June 29, 2016
Phương Rong.
TP. Ĥò Chí Minh : Nhà xûát b̉an Tr̉e, 2014.
202 pages ; 20 cm

Ṣư im ḷăng c̉ua b̂ày c̀ưu

June 29, 2016
Harris, Thomas, 1940-
347 pages ; 24 cm
Translation of: The silence of the lambs.
A serial murderer known by a grotesquely apt nickname--Buffalo Bill-is stalking particular women. A young FBI trainee is assigned to interview a mental patient--a brilliant psychiatrist and killer, for insights into the crime.

Corps conducteurs

June 29, 2016
Michaels, Sean, 1982- author.
389 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published in English under the title Us conductors : in which I seek the heart of Clara Rockmore, my one true love, finest theremin player the world will ever know.

Lammfromm : Ein Krimi aus dem Bayerischen Wald

June 29, 2016
Schreiner, Wolf, 1958- author.
346 pages ; 19 cm
"Himmel hilf! Im Bayerischen Wald sorgt eine Umgehungsstraße für Mordsärger ...Umgeben von grünen Wäldern und blühenden Sommerwiesen genießt Pfarrer Baltasar Senner ein paar freie Tage daheim im Bayerischen Wald. Doch die himmlische Auszeit währt nicht lange: Als in seiner kleinen Gemeinde eine Umgehungsstraße gebaut werden soll, hängt der Haussegen dort gewaltig schief. Plötzlich muss Baltasar nicht nur unter den zänkischen Dorfbewohnern schlichten, sondern sich auch noch mit einer Horde protestierender Naturschützer herumschlagen, die sich in seiner Kirche einnisten. Dann wird einer der Aktivisten ermordet, und die Polizei tappt im Dunkeln. Mit Gottes Hilfe macht sich Baltasar auf die Suche nach dem Schuldigen..." -- publisher's or bookseller's website.

La tentazione di essere felici

June 29, 2016
Marone, Lorenzo, 1974-
Milano : Longanesi, c2015 (2014 printing)
268 p. ; 22 cm.

O Caso Rembrandt

June 29, 2016
Silva, Daniel, 1960- author.
© 2010.
558 pages ; 17 cm
First published in English in the United States by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
"Two families, one terrible secret, and a painting to die for... Glastonbury, an art restorer, has been brutally murdered, and the newly discovered Rembrandt he was working on has disappeared. For spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon, it has been six months since his final showdown with the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov. He has severed his ties with the Office with only one thing in mind: recovery. But this unspeakable act of violence once again draws Allon into a world of danger he thought he had left behind for ever. Allon is persuaded to use his unique skills to trace the painting and those responsible for the crimes. As he investigates, he discovers there are terrible secrets connected to the painting, and terrible men behind them. Before he is done, he will have undertaken a journey through some of the twentieth century's darkest history - and come face to face with some of the same darkness within himself." -- record for an English edition.

Os Meus Problemas

June 29, 2016
Cardoso, Miguel Esteves, author.
©2013, 1988
222 pages ; 23 cm
"Esta obra teve a sua primeira edição em 1988"--Preliminary page.
"You can not have many friends. Even if you want to, even if you know people who feel like being friends, you can not have many friends. Or rather, you can never be good friends with many people. Friends, as with lovers, have to be chosen. It may cost us, we do not have enough time, and life is nice being friends with someone they like, but this is a cost of friendship. What is good is expensive."--Cataloger's translation of cover.

Bludnyĭ syn : roman o semeĭnykh uzakh

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Steel, Danielle, author.
345 pages ; 21 cm

Koronnyĭ nomer mistera X : roman

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Dont︠so︡va, Darʹi︠a︡, author.
|6880-03 Moskva : Ė, 2016.
318 pages ; 20 cm
|6880-06 "Detective Ivan Podushkin unwittingly became involved in a very complicated case. A daughter and assistant of the famous magician Henry Donnelly came to his office. Svetlana is terribly frightened: she hears voices in her head, which require that she jump out the window. She excitedly told about how one night in her bedroom, a bearded man came and gave her an injection behind her ear. Since then, she has hears voices and pursuers. Ivan decided that she is mad, and refused to help. She ran away, leaving the hall empty. A few minutes later she jumped out the window of the neighboring house. When a private detective came down the street, the police had already arrived. During a difficult and dangerous aftermath, Ivan Podushkin and investigator Barbara Kosova had to make sure that no tricks had been played in this mysterious case..." -- cataloger's literal translation and interpretation of cover.

Lezvie pustoty

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 George, Elizabeth, 1949- author.
©2016 (English text).
413 pages ; 21 cm
Translation of: The edge of nowhere.
Originally published in English in the United states.
|6880-04 "Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it's a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear "whispers" - the thoughts of others - Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection. This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance." --

Maloe sobranie sochineniĭ

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Dovlatov, Sergeĭ, author.
636 pages ; 22 cm
|6880-04 "Literaturno-khudozhestvennoe izdanie"--Colophon.
|6880-05 "Teatr absurda" Sergei︠a︡ Dovlatova / Benedikt Sarnov -- Zona -- Kompromiss -- Zapovednik -- Nashi -- Filial.

Moi︠a︡ nechai︠an︡nai︠a︡ radostʹ

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Ali︠us︡hina, Tatʹi︠an︡a, author.
314 pages ; 21 cm
|6880-05 "In twenty years, I fell in love with Maya. Everything went on as usual - dating, marriage proposal, pre-wedding chores... ordered a wonderful dress, but the closer to the wedding, the more nervous she became. She ceased to understand that, in fact, she found the groom. Maya fled literally from the wedding. And five years later, history repeated itself, and even in a few years - the same again. Trying to figure out what's wrong with her, and where the runaway bride syndrome came from, she went on a pilgrimage to Puston. There, waiting for her unexpected joy..." -- cataloger's translation of cover.

Pokornostʹ : roman

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Houellebecq, Michel, author.
|6880-03 Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST, 2016.
344 pages ; 19 cm.

Semʹi︠a︡ na zakaz

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Roberts, Nora, author.
©2016 (Russian translation).
444 pages ; 20 cm
Originally in English.
|6880-05 "Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke’s big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned and heartbroken by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn’t made a great impression on the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him, but they didn’t think he was capable of this. Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but was taking a liking to it. With the money he had stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intended to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry is going to strike next." --

Smertʹ pod maskoĭ krasoty : [sbornik rasskazov]

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Clark, Mary Higgins, author.
|6880-03 Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo "Ė", 2016.
379 pages ; 20 cm
Translated from the English.
|6880-04 Smertʹ pod maskoĭ krasoty -- Bezbiletnik -- Kogda lomaetsi︠a︡ vetka -- Golosa v ugolʹnom i︠as︡hchike -- Maskarad na Keĭp-Kod -- Opredelenno strastʹ -- Muzhchina po sosedstvu -- My s vami ranʹshe ne vstrechalisʹ? -- Strannosti tvori︠at︡si︠a︡ v poslednee vremi︠a︡ -- Kot-oblichitelʹ.

Taĭna velikogo zhivopist︠sa︡

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 Ditinich, Nina, author.
317 pages ; 20 cm
|6880-05 "Who is depicted in the famous painting by Kramskoi, called "Stranger"? There are many different answers. What mystery is hidden behind the picture that hung on the wall in every other Soviet apartment? And how do we explain the killing taking place, with the mysterious "stranger" and fatal beauty, which is the beauty brought to mind not only the Count Bestuzhev and the greatest painter of his era, Ivan Kramskoy, but all St. Petersburg artists?... Is it true that the picture brings misfortune to all its owners, and why? Investigator Egor Surzhikova has not come across such a complex and complicated case... an elusive maniac kills beauties and artists who painted their portraits, and bodies are "decorated" with black roses. And it turns out that all the murders are connected with a scandalous robbery of the Tretyakov Gallery, where a mysterious painting recently disappeared. But instead of being engaged in the search for the masterpiece, Surzhikov is forced to look for a girl who is depicted in this picture. It does not matter that the painting is amost two hundred years old... She is very real, and she was in mortal danger..." -- cataloger's translation of cover.

El invierno más largo

June 29, 2016
Ekbäck, Cecilia, 1971-
Barcelona : Roca Editorial, 2016.
390 pages : map ; 23 cm.
"Así como la nieve oculta la tierra, los habitantes del monte Blackåsen esconden los más temibles secretos."
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow. While herding the family's goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors' strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson's widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackåsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice. As the seasons change, and the "wolf winter," the harshest winter in memory, descends upon the settlers, Paavo travels to find work, and Maija finds herself struggling for her family's survival in this land of winter-long darkness. As the snow gathers, the settlers' secrets are increasingly laid bare. Scarce resources and the never-ending darkness force them to come together, but Maija, not knowing who to trust and who may betray her, is determined to find the answers for herself. Soon, Maija discovers the true cost of survival under the mountain, and what it will take to make it to spring.

Las noches habitadas

June 29, 2016
Murillo, Alma Delia, 1977- author.
Mexico : Planeta, 2015.
230 pages ; 23 cm.
Carlota, Claudia, Magdalena, and Dalia are four women who battle with self-esteem issues, insecurity, loneliness, and addiction.

La novela de mi vida

June 29, 2016
Padura, Leonardo, author.
México, D.F. : Tusquets Editores, 2015.
345 pages ; 22 cm.
Tras dieciocho años en el exilio, Fernando Terry decide volver por un mes a La Habana, atraído por la posibilidad de dar al fin con la autobiografía desaparecida del poeta José María Heredia, al que dedicó su tesis doctoral. De paso, aclarará de una vez las sospechas, que han ido alimentando su rencor, de quién lo denunció y provocó la expulsión de su puesto en la universidad. A la historia de ese reencuentro y a la busca del codiciado manuscrito, titulado precisamente La novela de mi vida, se suman alternativamente dos planos temporales más: el de la vida de Heredia a comienzos del siglo XIX, en los años de la Colonia, y el de los últimos días de su hijo José de Jesús de Heredia, masón, a principios del XX. La novela de mi vida, una vivísima evocación del Romanticismo en El Caribe, constituye un viaje al origen de la conciencia nacional de Cuba a través de la vida de su primer gran poeta: José María Heredia.

La sangre de los libros : enigmas y libros de la literatura universal

June 29, 2016
Posteguillo, S. (Santiago), author.
México, D.F. : Planeta, c2014.
222 pages ; 23 cm
"Asesinatos, suicidios, duelos, condenas a muerte, guerras, eclipses, vampiros, juicios y misterios. Detrás de los grandes libros se esconde mucha más sangre de la que podríamos imaginar. ¿Por qué Pushkin murió en un duelo? ¿Es cierto que se han hallado pruebas de la reencarnación de Shakespeare? ¿Sabías que Pessoa tuvo dificultades para encontrar editor o que La divina comedia estuvo a punto de no publicarse? Santiago Posteguillo, prestigioso referente de la narrativa histórica, nos guía en un magnífico viaje desde los discursos de Cicerón hasta las obras de Asimov por la historia más enigmática y sorprendente de la literatura universal. En La sangre de los libros la vida y las obras, efectivamente, se escriben con sangre, sudor y mucho talento. Y con la pluma de Santiago Posteguillo volveremos a enamorarnos de esas grandes historias."--P. [4] of cover.

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