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Good Reads: Summer vacation edition

...weeks:? "American Innovations" by Rivka Galchen: A weird little collection of short stories that might be labeled as "Kafka Lite" (and seems reminiscent of Gogol's Petersburg tales).? "A Confederate General from Big Sur"/"Dreaming of...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction

...culture. And Frank Oz, director of more than muppets, trumpets The Trial, a film by Orson Welles based on a book by Franz Kafka. Pick this up not only for the films, but to learn more about the filmmakers who choose them.For information about our upcoming...
New adult fiction

...unreliable caretaker? Well, perhaps so, since he drips red wine on the precious fine floors on the very first night. In a Kafka-esque horror, the narrator finds the wine stain growing and skewing every other part of his life in Oskar's apartment until...
In the Stacks: A variety of cookbooks at the library

...received so many new delicious-sounding cookbooks that I've made that this week's focus! "Vegetable Love," by Barbara Kafka. Every so often we are faced with vegetables that fall outside our normal repertoire. Here's one solution: this handy cookbook...
Juneau libraries' new fiction shelves are captivating

...later to find evidence of violent activity around him. Evenson's specialty is slow, creeping horror, and fans of Poe and Kafka will find much to enjoy here. "H2O," by Mark Swartz. In a future Chicago, Lake Michigan has become so toxic that potable...
New nonfiction on CD

...gathers her writing into five groups: Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering, and tackles such varied subjects as Kafka, her father's sense of humor, a trip to Liberia, and a night at the Oscars with wit and energy. It's not often that...
New mysteries at the library

...find his new life as an employee as enjoyable as his old life as a lone assassin? Fans of Murakami's eclectic writing or of Kafka's dreamlike tales will find enjoyable parallels here, but readers who prefer cut-and-dried mysteries should approach...
More tales of Iraqis who fear betrayal by US

...derogatory information." They cannot find out what this means, nor can they appeal. Iraqi and U.S. contacts tell me this Kafka-esque revocation of visas for "derogatory information" is becoming more common. Becca Heller, who directs the Iraqi Refugee...
Finnish film 'Le Havre' a delight

...make ends meet and dealing with a sudden illness that takes Arletty off to the hospital (where her friends read to her from Kafka to cheer her up), something happening in another part of town unexpectedly affects them.On the Le Havre docks, a truck-sized...
Alexie's latest collection will please fans, may shock newcomers

...exploitation of sexuality? The title story, "War Dances," explores a surreal world in which the narrator suffers from a Kafka complex involving roaches, earwax and impending hearing loss resulting from an annoying but benign brain tumor. All of this...


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