Looking for some new fiction? Here are the new books that people are talking about:
- The Maze by Panos Karnezis; a profile from The Independent
- The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen; a review from the Barcelona Review
- The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer; the San Francisco Chronicle reviews this tale of a backward aging protagonist.
- Bandbox by Thomas Mallon; the Fort Worth Star Telegram likens this one to Wodehouse.
- Waterborne by Bruce Murkoff; the San Francisco Chronicle also reviews this one.
- The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson; it’s a Today Show book club pick and USA Today likes it. Could be the first breakout hit of 2004.
- The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe; the Christian Science Monitor wonders if this outstanding Canadian novel will be ignored by Americans.
May will see the release of Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett’s follow up to big seller Bel Canto as well as a new collection by E. L. Doctorow, Sweet Land Stories. In June look for new Thomas Keneally, The Tyrant’s Novel and a new collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace called Oblivion.