On The Shelves: New Releases June 1-15, 2011

The Man In The Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing and Spectacular Life of A Serial Imposter by Mark Seal

  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by Dan Ariely
  • What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarty
  • The Ridge by Michael Kortya – The other day at book club I had a debate with a friend about which Koryta supernatural book we liked best and why. The Cypress House has my heart, but The Ridge comes pretty close.
  • Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington – I have an interview coming up soon with Laura Harrington, so watch for it, but consider picking up the book as well. The dated entries which comprise the book make for a poignant read about what happens to a family, and particularly a teenaged  girl, when dad goes off to war.

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  1. I have several of these in my TBR and am excited about each of them. I’m reading ALICE BLISS right now and I know I’m going to love it. Barely started though.

  2. What Alice Forgot promises to be a really interesting read, and I have heard a lot of good things about it. I also just finished Joy for Beginners, and though I didn’t like it as much as The School of Essential Ingredients, I still thought it was very good. Lots of good choices on this list today!

  3. I’m having some hardcore lusty reading feelings for State of Wonder! I haven’t finished any Patchett (and I’m scared to admit that), but I really haven’t tried as hard as I could. I have RUN! on my shelves at home, and I half-read TRUTH AND BEAUTY in the week leading up to Greyson’s birth. Kinda got interrupted.

    Anyway, in short, I want it bad! Hope my ‘brary gets it soon and the wait list isn’t 8 miles long.

  4. I can’t wait to read The Man in the Rockefeller Suit. I have soft spot for true crime and this guy’s story is just so intriguing to me. I can’t believe he got away with posing as a Rockefeller for so long!

  5. I’m immediately going to go research The Oregon Experiment, Alice Bliss and The Girl and the Garden! Thanks for turning me onto them.

  6. The first three books you mentioned have been staring at me for a while now. I need to get cracking. Farishta and The Upside of Irrationality sound great! I don’t think I’ve heard of either one before.

  7. I just finished Girl in the Garden and definitely want to read Little Women Letters. I voted for The Oregon Experiment (I think) – either way, its on my TBR and will be read soon!

    I remember when the Rockefeller impersonator story was in the news – sounds fascinating!