New Fiction: Finding Magic in Reality

Find the magic in the ordinary in these three very different fiction books released in 2015. New books are added almost every day to our collections. Ask online or at the Fiction/AV/Teen services desk on the second floor and we can help match you with something new (or old) to fit your reading mood!

Clarice Lispectors Complete Stories Cover
Minnow Book Cover
Beauty is a Wound Book Cover

Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector
“Lispector ’s stories are surreal, modernist, and laced with magic realism, and she has been compared to Franz Kafka and Virginia Woolf. But Lispector ’s tales are distinctly her own—sharp, swift, and dangerous in their stinging humor and burning illuminations of the paradoxical human condition.” – Booklist

Minnow by James E. McTeer II
“Readers will sink into this novel like sinking into South Carolina pluff mud, feeling the tension like oppressive humidity, and wondering what obstacle the protagonist will face next and what sacrifices he will endure for his family. A compellingly dark debut full of Southern mystery and lore.” – Library Journal

Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan
“At the beginning of this English-language debut from Indonesian author Kurniawan, Dewi Ayu, who was once the most respected prostitute in the fictional coastal town of Halimunda, rises from her grave after being dead for two decades. She’s returned to pay a visit to her fourth daughter, Beauty, who is famously ugly. …This is an astounding, momentous book.” – Publisher’s Weekly