Archives For Fiction

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

All the Lives We Never Lived: A Novel 

Anuradha Roy

 

*** READ a review of this book

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The 2018 National Book Award winners
were announced last night!

Learn more about the five winning books…

 

[ FICTION ]  [ NONFICTION ]  [ POETRY ]
[ YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIT ]  [ TRANSLATIONS ]

 

FICTION WINNER:

The Friend:
A Novel

Sigrid Nunez

Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
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This collection of short stories has been nominated for a number of awards this year (long-listed for the National Book Award, Finalist for the Kirkus Prize):

Heads of the Colored People: Stories
Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Hardback: Atria, 2018
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Listen to a great interview that Nafissa Thompson-Spires
did with NPR’s Audie Cornish:

 
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A God-Illuminated World
 
A Brief Review of 
 

Flame in the Night:
A Novel of
World War II France

Heather Munn

 
Paperback: Kregel, 2018
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Reviewed by Tim Otto
 
 
Flame in the Night, Heather Munn’s new young adult book, takes place in a dark time in which a populist head-of-state scapegoats immigrants, glorifies military might, and calls for worship of the nation-state. The majority of Christians not only don’t resist, they cooperate. In one place however, a witness blazes forth as Christians bravely and sacrificially defy the night. Flame in the Night explores the character and practices that fuel such a community.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

    

Mindful Silence:
The Heart of Christian Contemplation
 

Phileena Heuertz

 

*** WATCH the trailer video for this book

 

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Love to read fiction?
Here are a some excellent fiction books that will be released this month:

The Kinship of Secrets: A Novel 

Eugenia Kim

*** Audiobook available!!!

HMH Books

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

    

The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology 

Michael Goheen

 

*** READ an excerpt from this book

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

    

The Dangers of Christian Practice: On Wayward Gifts, Characteristic Damage, and Sin

Lauren Winner 

*** READ The Christian Century review of this book,
reviewed by James K. A. Smith
  

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Tinged with Sadness and Hope
 
A Feature Review of 
 

The Caregiver:
A Novel
Samuel Park

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2018.
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Reviewed by Brent Bill
 
 

Samuel Park, of Korean descent, was born in Brazil and raised in southern California. His protagonist in The Caregiver is Mara Alencar, born in Brazil and living as an adult in southern California. There is one other intersection, as well. More on that later.

The novel opens in Bel Air, California in the early 1990s when Mara is a twenty-six year old caregiver to Kathryn Weatherly, a forty-four year old divorced woman with no children who’s fighting stomach cancer. Mara lives with fellow Brazilian ex-pats Renata and Bruno in the “not-so-nice part of Hollywood, close to the 101 freeway.” Renata has her Green Card. Mara and Bruno do not.

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Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!

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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

<<<<< Best New Audiobooks
– Sept. 2018

 

 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Brené Brown

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