Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Books of the not-too-distant future

These books have yet to contain little dictionaries that help you look up words you don’t know, nor will they automatically turn the lamp off for you when you fall asleep reading, but they are books that are not quiet on our shelves yet—they’re books of the not-too-distant future. And they’re here to be loved, so put yourself on hold for them and be one of the first people to witness the future.
Addition by Toni Jordan. Grace suffers from an obsessive-compulsive disorder that forces her to count various activities and objects in her life. Seamus falls for this quirky thirtysomething and tries to rid her of her ailment. It’s a love story with a twist.

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. When a young housekeeper meets a professor who is having short term memory problems, she becomes intrigued, and forms an interesting relationship with him.

Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson. Seven-year-old Asta and her nine-year-old brother Orion live with their mother who has convinced them that a horrible plague has destroyed the world. Then their mom doesn’t come home which forces Asta and Orion out into the…not so destroyed world. I wonder what will happen to them?

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