Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:00am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday September 16th.
Check with staff if you have questions. You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)
Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy.
Before she was a best-selling novelist, Lauren Beukes wore such hats as
documentary filmmaker, television showrunner, and graphic novel writer.
She has received numerous accolades for her work, with her 2010 novel
Zoo City winning the Arthur C. Clarke award for best novel in 2011.
Lauren delivers yet again with Broken Monsters, a tale of “broken
cities, broken dreams, and broken people” that begins with Detective
Gabriella Versado finding a fused-together body composed of equal parts
boy and deer. As more and more disturbing bodies are found, Gabriella,
her persistent journalist daughter Layla, and a...
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00pm
Mary F. Adams Urashima
For information and to make reservations, please go to the Huntington Beach Library website.
While YA and adult science fiction author Steven Gould has received
numerous awards for his novels and short fiction, he is most proud that
his debut novel, Jumper, was placed on the American Library
Association’s Top 100 Banned Books list 1990-1999. As he notes, “Jumper
was right there at #94 between Steven King’s Christine and a non-fiction
book on sex education. Then that Rowling woman came along and bumped us
off the bottom of the list.” Exo, his fourth novel in the Jumper
series, focuses on Cent, daughter in the only teleport-able family on
Earth. While teleportation allows Cent to shop in Tokyo or...
Having facilitated $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals, the Southern California Writers’ Conference (SCWC) is devoted to writers of all levels working to become both exceptional authors and modern, entrepreneurial self-advocates. Whether you’re a writer just starting out, a writer looking to get professional feedback on your work, a writer at the ready, or a writer simply wanting to hang with other writers, register now for the Twelfth Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference LA (in Newport Beach), September 19-21 (writersconference.com/la/). Recent SCWC success stories include crime author David...