Featured Authors - ABCReads

A selection of recommended books from the ABCReads blog

Introduction

abc reads is the organizational blog of ABQ-BernCo Library. We're happy to have contributions from all our librarians, especially when they highlight the great work of popular and lesser-known authors. Click through or scroll to see recommendations!

Entries

Lev Grossman - March 10, 2015

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The son of two English professors, Grossman has been writing for periodicals and penning his own creative stories since the mid 1990's. With his Magicians series, he joined the company of writers like R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan; some have likened the series to Harry Potter, except for adults. But the complex plots and even more complex characters -- who fight with the modern maladies of depression, a longing for creativity, and escapism via technology -- set the author apart and make for an outstanding read.

Links to the catalog record at ABQ-BERNCO Library, interviews with the author, and author homepage.

  1. The Magicians: Season One (Video) Library Catalog Record

  2. The Codex (Ebook and Bound Copy) Library Catalog Records

  3. The Magician King (Also available as eBook) Library Catalog Record


Sigrid Nunez - May 31, 2016

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Sigrid Nunez published her first book, A Feather on the Breath of God in 1995. It was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and also received the Association for Asian American Studies Award for best novel of the year. More information from NPR author/subject page

Links to the catalog record at ABQ-BernCo Library and to reviews of selected titles. Links are best viewed from an ABQ-BernCo Library branch; otherwise Novelist will require users to log in.

  1. Last of Her Kind New York Times Book Review & Library Catalog Record

  2. Naked Sleeper NoveList Review & Library Catalog Record

  3. Salvation City (Available as eBook from ABQ-BernCo Library) NoveList Review & Library Catalog Record

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Pat Barker - Sept 20, 2016

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Barker dramatizes the events and circumstances of WWI through character-driven stories and powerful dialogue that will keep readers moving through her single works and trilogies. Biography from Literary Reference Center.

Links to the catalog record at ABQ-BernCo Library and to reviews of selected titles. Links are best viewed from an ABQ-BernCo Library branch; otherwise Novelist will require users to log in.

  1. Noonday NoveList Review & Library Catalog Record

  2. Toby's Room NoveList Review & Library Catalog Record

  3. The Ghost Road NoveList Review & Library Catalog Record

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