Geneva Pattison runs you through the top 4 new books out just in time for Christmas.

 

 

Full Force and Effect, pilule Authors: Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney.

Tom Clancy, unhealthy the author of eighteen #1 novels (including The Hunt for Red October) returns with another sure to be best seller just in time to fill Christmas stockings. The book sees the favoured character Jack Ryan set out to battle against dangerous forces in North Korea after a seven year international impasse breaks down. Action, power and politics are all at play within this book. The Author(s) use of crisply biting language will hold the attention of first time Clancy readers and long-time fans alike.

 

The Storied Life of A.J Fikry, Author: Gabrielle Zevin.

An optimistic character in the face of adversity, A.J Fikry is facing the lowest sales his bookstore has ever seen and to top it all off his prize possession, a rare collection of Edgar Allen Poe poems has been stolen. However, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep that will change his life for the better so he may start anew. Zevin’s delightful novel will capture the joy and positivity of people’s connection to the written word and lift the spirit.

 

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

This autobiographical account of the early life of Laura and her pioneering travels across America reintroduces the story of the woman who defined the pioneering experience for millions of people across the globe.  Although written later in life while in her early sixties (1929-30), throughout the 1940’s Wilder used this manuscript to release a series of successful children’s stories, including the memorable tale of Little House on the Prairie. The book is an exploration of life on the wild frontier and also documents Wilder’s own personal development as a young writer finding her voice.

 

Dreaming Spies: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Author: Laurie King.

Bestselling Author Laurie King delivers a thrilling and mysterious read for sleuth lovers. The valiant duo of Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes attempt to take personal time for reflection only to be swept up into an adventure which will take them to Japan and beyond. Effectively creating an enigmatic female character as edgy and compelling as Sherlock Holmes is a remarkable achievement. King’s ability to fuse History and diverse exploration is highly acclaimed and will undoubtedly deliver in this novel.

 

-Geneva Pattison

Geneva Pattison
Arts Editor