Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Time Out Best of 2013

Time Out Best of 2013
Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas:  From the author of The Slap, a fresh coming of age tale that explores what happens when an Olympic dream is crushed. - Jenna
Civilisation, Steve Braunias:  In Civilisation, Steve Braunias asserts his place as the Mike Leigh of non-fiction writing with a collection of brilliant, funny and moving essays. - Michelle
Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett: The story of a girl in a black and white world who knits brightly coloured accessories for everyone and everything ­– sure to leave your heart light and your face grinning. - Taylor
Heading Out to Wonderful, Robert Goolrick: A literary and luminous tale of a forbidden affair and its consequences in small town Ohio. - Nevena
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris: Hilarious David Sedaris is back telling tales including freaky taxidermy, and a remarkably pleasant colonoscopy. - Jenna
Life After Life, Kate Atkinson: What if you could live your life over and over until you got it right? This is a brilliant novel - Kate Atkinson at her best. - Nevena
More Than This, Patrick Ness: An original and daring read that follows the journey of Seth, who tragically dies - then wakes up... - Jenna
Night Film, Marisha Pessl: A twenty-first century mixed-media thriller exposing the dark secrets of a cult horror film director in a page-turning journey. Claire
Self-Portrait, Marti Friedlander: A stunning story paired with stunningly produced images. A must have for the bookshelf! - Jenna
The Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra: An intelligent exploration of the transcendent power of love during the conflict in Chechnya between 1994 and 2004. - Claire
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt: Donna Tartt strikes again with a keenly observed novel of art, love, and humanity. - Louisa
The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton: Charles Dickens meets Agatha Christie in this atmospheric thriller set during the Otago gold rush. - Louisa
The Son, Philip Meyer: An expansive and moving portrait of family and expectations, as shown through the brutal history of Texas. - Marcus

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