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In the media #2

Written by · Published Apr 13, 2018

No Place to Lay One's Head, Girl in the Snow, Bookworm

Stock librarian Brandon King looks at some items that have recently been in the media that you can borrow from Suffolk Libraries.

Civilisations: how do we look? / the eye of faith, by Mary Beard

The companion book to the two programmes Mary Beard is presenting in the BBC’s new series Civilisations. David Olusoga’s companion book is one of our non-fiction top tips for April above.

Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews

Jennifer Lawrence’s latest film is based on this 2013 book by Jason Matthews.

“A Russian agent targets a CIA operative to uncover a mole at the heart of the Russian intelligence service. Dominika Egorova, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin’s Russia, the country she loved and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal unravel.”

No Place to Lay One’s Head, by Françoise Frenkel, translated by Stephanie Smee

This recent Radio 4 Book of the Week is the moving wartime memoir of Françoise Frenkel, a Jewish woman originally from Poland who ran La Maison du Livre, a French bookshop in Berlin, from 1921 to 1939.

Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

This debut novel from Danya Kukafka was a recent Radio 2 Book Club choice.

“Who are you when no one is watching? When beloved high school student Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one inher sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched - not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the police officer assigned to investigate. 

“In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three unforgettable characters - Cameron, Jade, and Russ - must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.”

Bookworm: a memoir of childhood reading, by Lucy Mangan

The book behind Joaquin Phoenix’s latest film, which has been nominated for the Palme d’Or.

“A former Marine and ex-FBI agent, Joe has seen one too many crime scenes and known too much trauma, and not just in his professional life. Solitary and haunted, he prefers to be invisible. He doesn’t allow himself friends or lovers and makes a living rescuing young girls from the deadly clutches of the sex trade.

“But when a high-ranking New York politician hires him to extricate his teenage daughter from a Manhattan brothel, Joe uncovers a web of corruption that even he may be able to unravel. When the men on his trial take the only person left in the world who matters to him, he forsakes his pledge to do no harm. If anyone can kill his way to the truth, it’s Joe.”

You Were Never Really Here, by Jonathan Ames

The book behind Joaquin Phoenix’s latest film, which has been nominated for the Palme d’Or.

“A former Marine and ex-FBI agent, Joe has seen one too many crime scenes and known too much trauma, and not just in his professional life. Solitary and haunted, he prefers to be invisible. He doesn’t allow himself friends or lovers and makes a living rescuing young girls from the deadly clutches of the sex trade.

“But when a high-ranking New York politician hires him to extricate his teenage daughter from a Manhattan brothel, Joe uncovers a web of corruption that even he may not be able to unravel. When the men on his trail take the only person left in the world who matters to him, he forsakes his pledge to do no harm. If anyone can kill his way to the truth, it’s Joe.”

Brandon King

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