New Year, New Fiction

Posted Jan 15, 2016

Celebrate the new year with some new fiction! 

The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne

Welcome to suburbia- welcome to Littlefield, Massachusetts.  Having been ranked one of the top twenty places to live in America, Littlefield is teaming with professors, swarming with soccer teams, and all neatly tied together with manicured lawns and leafy streets.  Everything thing appears to be idyllic, but there’s something dark underneath the layers of social construct.  Shortly after sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins comes to town, Littlefield’s dogs start to be poisoned.  Is it the heated debate about a proposed off-leash law or are there deeper disorders?  With manners and malice, Berne examines life, loss, and love in gentle yet moving manner.

Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum

Many of us recognize him as “Ducky” from NCIS, but David McCallum is an author, too!  His debut novel, Once a Crooked Man, features the Bruschettis’ family business of nefarious affairs.  The Bruschettis know that illegal activity pays, however they feel it’s time to hang it up.  While tying up loose ends, they plan one last hit, but Harry Murphy, a stranger, overhears their plot.  Harry acts on what he heard, warns the intended victim, and the Bruschettis’ adventure really begins.  Full of offbeat humor, Once a Crooked Man puts a twist on the typical thriller.

The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson

It’s 1986 in London, and Klaudia is about to enter high school.  Her father is the janitor, and she is embarrassed of him because all of her peers call him a Nazi.  It’s 1995 in Leeds, and Eliza dropped out of university to pursue her true love- dance.  However, she finds a second love in Cosmo.  And in 1930s Germany, two brothers find themselves on opposite sides.  One supports the Third Reich, and the other wants nothing to do with war.  What do these people have in common?  Well, fates collide in Saskia Sarginson’s novel, The Other Me.  Illustrating that premise that history does not always tell the truth, Sarginson’s story is a carefully plotted, story full of surprise.


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