Book Horoscopes: December 2015

BOOKS WRITTEN BY AUTHORS WHO SHARE YOUR SIGN

aries
ARIES
BEOWULF | TRANSLATED BY SEAMUS HEANEY
Seamus Heaney’s translation “accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”
taurus
TAURUS
KINSEY AND ME: STORIES | SUE GRAFTON
A collection of stories by the author of V Is for Vengeance includes stories that detail Alphabet series heroine Kinsey MIllhone’s origins, as well as true tales of the author’s past.
gemini
GEMINI
CHASING UTOPIA: A HYBRID | NIKKI GIOVANNI
One of America’s most celebrated poets whose works have spurred movements, inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations pays homage to gatherings of friends, family and lovers where, at the center, is food as sustenance, as aphrodisiac and as memory.
cancer
CANCER
KINDRED | OCTAVIA BUTLER
Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner’s son, survives to father Dana’s ancestor.
leo
LEO
THE SILKWORM | ROBERT GALBRAITH
Cormoran Strike investigates the disappearance of a novelist who, in his most recent book, unflatteringly portrayed people from his life.
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VIRGO
MR. MERCEDES | STEPHEN KING
Months after a crazed hit-and-run driver kills several attendees at a Midwestern job fair, a depressed retired cop and two unlikely allies join forces to find and stop the killer, who has sent a letter threatening another attack.
libra
LIBRA
THE GREAT GATSBY | F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
A young man newly rich tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married.
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SCORPIO
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE | NEIL GAIMAN
When otherworldly beings are set loose on the world, threatening the life of a little boy, the extraordinary Hempstock women–Lettie, her mother and her grandmother–summon all of their courage and cleverness to keep him alive, but soon discover that his survival comes with a high–and deadly–price.
sagittarius
SAGITTARIUS
I HOPE I SHALL ARRIVE SOON | PHILIP K. DICK
This volume brings together ten previously uncollected stories and a major unpublished essay, which span nearly thirty years of the career of the noted science fiction writer.
capricorn
CAPRICORN
THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET | SANDRA CISNEROS
For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.
aquarius
AQUARIUS
THE COLLECTED POEMS OF LANGSTON HUGHES
A complete anthology of the poetry of Langston Hughes presents 860 poems that capture the rhythms, emotions, cultural significance, and political awareness of African-American life, from his earliest works to his final collection.
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PISCES
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER | CARSON MCCULLERS
The heroine is the strange young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a small Southern town, the cosmos universal and eternal. The characters are the damned, the voiceless, the rejected. Some fight their loneliness with violence and depravity, some with sex or drink, and some—like Mick—with a quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.

About Abby Harris

Abby is the Public Communications Specialist for JMRL.

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