Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Old Favorites, New Books!

There are a lot of character comebacks in the works lately! Stephen King is bringing back The Shining's Danny Torrance in a new novel. Helen Fielding has written another adventure for Bridget Jones - can it really be 15 years since Bridget last flew the chick lit flag? Even John Grisham is returning to a character from his debut novel, A Time to Kill - Jake Brigance. There will also be a new book about Jeeves and Wooster, courtesy of author Sebastian Faulks.  On top of that, there are rumors that there will be new works from the estate of J.D. Salinger published in the next few years, including works that reportedly revisit favorite characters such as Holden Caulfield and the Glass family (especially Franny and Zooey).

But ABC Library is most delighted to see the return of Tony Hillerman's iconic Southwestern detectives, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.  Hillerman's daughter Anne, already the author of several nonfiction titles, has decided to continue his mystery series. Spider Woman's Daughter is due for publication on October 1, and you can join ABC Library and the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation at the KiMo Theatre that night for a special reading and book signing event with the author!

Here are a list of the upcoming literary retreads so you can place your holds now:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman


Character Comebacks: King, Fielding, Grisham & Doyle Catch Up With Old Favorites

New Salinger Books Will Arrive in 2015, Authors Say

Agatha Christie sleuth Poirot to return in a new novel

Anne Hillerman: Book Signing and Readings from Spider Woman's Daughter at the KiMo information

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