Spring is finally here, and new books are sprouting up in our collection. Below are upcoming spring titles covering a variety of genres. Place a hold now or begin a summer reading list by adding titles to your wishlist in My Account through the Naperville Public Library website. If you're still pondering what to read next, visit one of our libraries and talk with one of our knowledgeable reference staff members: we're always happy to help you find a great read.
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs. (NPL Catalog).
All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
"From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, comes an unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories"--Provided by publisher.
The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry
"Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday move across the frontier from Long Grass, Texas, to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver in the latest novel by the acclaimed author of The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove"--Provided by publisher.
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
"Penn Cage must investigate when his father, a beloved family doctor and pillar of the community, is accused of murdering Viola Turner, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s"--Provided by publisher.
The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
"A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park, while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife"--Provided by publisher.
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
"At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force"--Provided by publisher.
Untitled Memoir by Hillary Rodham Clinton
"The former secretary of state, senator and first lady shares candid reflections about the key moments of her service in the Obama Administration as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century"--Provided by publisher.
How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler by Christopher Elliott
"Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to travel smart in this new guide from National Geographic...Elliott guides you through the complexities of travel--from cruises to car rentals, travel insurance to time shares, restaurants to resorts, and airlines to agents--and arms you with all the information you need for a successful trip."--Provided by publisher.
Living with a Wild God: A Non-believer's Search for the Truth About Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich
"Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "'meaning of life'"--Provided by publisher.
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz
"David Lebovitz remasters the French classics, introduces lesser known French fare, and presents 100 recipes using ingredients foraged in the ethnic neighborhoods of Paris. Stories told in David's trademark style describe the quirks, trials, and joys of cooking, shopping, and eating in France, while food and location photographs reveal modern life in Paris"--Provided by publisher.
Updike by Adam Begley
"In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic. Drawing from in-depth research as well as interviews with the writer's colleagues, friends, and family, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life--including his enduring religious faith, his two marriages, and his first-hand experience of the "adulterous society" he was credited with exposing in the bestselling Couples.With a sharp critical sensibility that lends depth and originality to his analysis, Begley...reveals a surprising and deeply complex character fraught with contradictions: a kind man with a vicious wit, a gregarious charmer who was ruthlessly competitive, a private person compelled to spill his secrets on the printed page"--Provided by publisher.