"Red" Any Good Books Lately?

Red April

Santiago Roncagliolo ; translated from Spanish by Edith Grossman.

Thriller, Politics

Reminiscent of Roberto Bolano's "The Savage Detectives" comes this chilling, internationally acclaimed political thriller by one of Latin America's most important young writers.

Inside the red mansion : on the trail of China's most wanted man

Oliver August.


Due to a mix-up, Oliver August stumbles onto the hunt for China's most wanted man, Lai Changxing, an illiterate tycoon on the run from corruption charges. Sensing something emblematic in this outsized tale of rise and fall, August sets out tofind the self-made billionaire, in the hope that if he can understand how Lai reinvented himself, he will also better understand the tectonic forces transforming modern China. Lai Changxing is a Chinese busin...

Blinking red light

Mister Mann Frisby.

Urban, African American

The hardcore hip-hop debut novel from a natural born storyteller. "I had all this s-racing through my head. I figured that if the pigs was asking about Dex then they had to know he was rolling with somebody which meant they was going to be looking for me too..." Blinking Red Lightis a story of temptation and betrayal, where sex looks easy but the stakes are way higher than the players could have known. When Dexter and a longtime friend come acros...

Red inferno: 1945 : a novel

Robert Conroy.

Historical Fiction

In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode. To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if Uncle Joeo had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy pi...

The lady in red : an eighteenth-century tale of sex, scandal, and divorce

Hallie Rubenhold.

Nonfiction, History

In February 1782, England opened its newspapers to read the details of Sir Richard and Lady Worsleys' scandalous sexual arrangements, voyeuristic tendencies, and bed-hopping antics. This lively true history presents a rarely seen picture of aristocratic life in the Georgian era.

Something red : a novel

Jennifer Gilmore.

Multicultural Fiction, Historical Fiction

The author of the acclaimed novel "Golden Country" offers this powerful and engaging work about a Jewish-American family living in Washington, D.C., in 1979.

Red leaves

Thomas H. Cook.


Eric Moore has reason to be happy. He has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing. Suddenly Eric is one of the stricken parents he has seen on television, professing faith in his child's innocence. As the police investigation increasingly f...

Red hot salsa : bilingual poems on being young and Latino in the United States

edited by Lori Marie Carlson ; introduction by Oscar Hijuelos.

Literary Fiction

A new collection of bilingual poems from the bestselling editor of Cool SalsaTen years after the publication of the acclaimed Cool Salsa, editor Lori Marie Carlson has brought together a stunning variety of Latino poets for a long-awaited follow-up. Established and familiar names are joined by many new young voices, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos has written the Introduction. The poets collected here illuminate the difficulty ...

Red families v. blue families : legal polarization and the creation of culture

Naomi Cahn and June Carbone.

Politics, Nonfiction

Red Families v. Blue Families identifies a new family model geared for the post-industrial economy. Rooted in the urban middle class, the coasts and the "blue states" in the last three presidential elections, the Blue Family Paradigm emphasizes the importance of women's as well as men's workforce participation, egalitarian gender roles, and the delay of family formation until both parents are emotionally and financially ready. By contrast, the Re...

The red leather diary : reclaiming a life through the pages of a lost journal

Lily Koppel.

Nonfiction, Biography

Rescued from a Dumpster on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a discarded diary brings to life the glamorous, forgotten world of an extraordinary young woman. For more than half a century, the red leather diary lay silent, languishing inside a steamer trunk, its worn cover crumbling into little flakes. When a cleaning sweep of a New York City apartment building brings this lost treasure to light, both the diary and its owner are given a second lif...

Red zone

Mike Lupica.

In "Bump and Run," Jack Molloy inherited half of the legendary New York Hawks and made them Super Bowl champs. But now he may lose them. It is only when he enlists the help of old friends and new allies, betting it all on one last play in the red zone, that things begin to get interesting.

Ivan's war : life and death in the Red Army, 1939-1945

Catherine Merridale.

History, Nonfiction

A powerful, groundbreaking narrative of the ordinary Russian soldier’s experience of the worst war in history, based on newly revealed sources      Of the thirty million who fought, eight million died, driven forward in suicidal charges, shattered by German shells and tanks. They were the men and women of the Red Army, a ragtag mass of soldiers who confronted Europe’s most lethal fighting force and by 1945 had defe...