2012.4.3 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR : Krys Lee
PUBLISHER : Viking Adult
Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee’s stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.
In the title story, children escaping famine in North Korea are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to survive.
The tales set in America reveal the immigrants’ unmoored existence, playing out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls.
A makeshift family is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door. An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter.
PUBLISHER : HarperCollins
“You can’t touch me,” I whisper.
I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him.
He can touch me, is what I’ll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time - and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever.
Robopocalypse: A Novel
PUBLISHER : Vintage
They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies. .?.?. Now they’re coming for you.
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us.
Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication.
When the Robot War ignites, humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united.
How Rich Countries Got Rich . . . and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor
AUTHOR : Erik Reinert
PUBLISHER : PublicAffairs
In this refreshingly revisionist history, Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism and strategic investment, rather than through free trade.
This book will challenge economic orthodoxy and open up the debate on why self-regulating markets are not the best answer to our hopes of worldwide prosperity.