New fiction titles

The moon is a harsh mistress by Robert A. Heinlein [catalog]: “A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth’s colonial rule. “

Go ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks [catalog]: “A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.”

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez [catalog]: “One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) is the story of seven generations of the Buendía Family in the town of Macondo. The founding patriarch of Macondo, José Arcadio Buendía, and Úrsula, his wife, leave Riohacha, Colombia, to find a better life and a new home. One night of their emigration journey, whilst camping on a riverbank, José Arcadio Buendía dreams of “Macondo”, a city of mirrors that reflected the world in and about it. Upon awakening, he decides to found Macondo at the river side.”

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco [catalog]:  “The Name of the Rose is an historical murder mystery set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327.”

Dune by Frank Herbert [catalog]: “Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary fiefdoms are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the Imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and the heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the “spice” melange, the most important and valuable substance in the universe.”

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller [catalog]: “Captain Yossarian is an American bombardier stationed off the Italian coast during the final months of World War II. Paranoid and odd, Yossarian believes that everyone around him is trying to kill him. All Yossarian wants is to complete his tour of duty and be sent home. However, because the glory-seeking Colonel Cathcart continually raises the number of required missions, the men of the “fighting 256th squadron” must keep right on fighting.”

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