Tag Archives: Ambiguous

Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta

Stone Arabia by Dana SpiottaTitle:  Stone Arabia

Author:  Dana Spiotta

Call #:  SPI

Nik Worth is an eccentric musician with a huge catalog of recordings but little success.  Yet he has created an alternate life history for himself, complete with newspaper clippings, reviews and album covers.  Nik’s sister Denise is his most loyal listener and the narrator of the story.  Not only is this a realistic portrait of a sibling relationship but a unique look at outsider art and maintaining your artistic identity in the face of a fame obsessed society.

Recommended by:  Kathy

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Tinkers by Paul HardingTitle: Tinkers

Author: Paul Harding

Call #: HAR

If you like a plot that goes from A to B to C, this is not for you. If you like illusion and allusion, lyrical language and description and a different way of perceiving reality, pick this one up. This received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature  in 2010.

Recommended by: Betty

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi by Yann MartelTitle: The Life of Pi

Author: Yann Martel

Call #: MAR

Is this really the story of a teenager marooned on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger and other assorted animals? Or is it an allegory for psychological disturbance? Or is it a metaphor for life? Maybe it’s none of these, but a fascinating story nonetheless.

Recommended by: Betty