What We're Reading

Indelicacy by Amina Cain

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: March 9 2020
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

A museum cleaning woman and aspiring writer marries a rich man who she believes will give her the freedom to practice her art, but discovers that privilege is no less constrained than her previous social station.

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

Book Categories: Fiction
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: March 9 2020
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Time Traveler's Wife meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in a wondrous novel exploring the burdens of time, the endurance of love and the timelessness of family. 

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Book Categories: Historical Fiction
Date Posted: March 5 2020
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

A historical novel based on the life of the life of the author's grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.

Mercy House by Alena Dillon

Book Categories:
Date Posted: February 24 2020
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

A wrenching but hopeful story of women seeking shelter from abuse and the unconventional nuns that minister to them while fighting to keep their program from being shut down by the church..

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: February 21 2020
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Adunni, a 14-year-old Nigerian girl who longs for an education, must find a way for her voice to be heard loud and clear in a world where she and other girls like her are taught to believe, through words and deeds, that they are nothing.

The Women in Black by Madeleine St. John

Book Categories: Historical Fiction
Date Posted: February 19 2020
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

In this witty little gem of a tale, reminiscent of Barbara Pym and Muriel Spark, three women working at a posh Sydney department store see their lives turn important corners while a fourth lends a helping hand.

The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: February 19 2020
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Writing as Black, Man Booker Prize winner John Banville imagines that during the Blitz, princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were removed from London to ane estate in neutral Ireland. English secret agent and Irish detective are tasked with minding them, as servants and townsfolk, some of whom lost family in the war for independence from Britain, begin to suspect who the two young ladies really are. Rich descriptions and deft characterizations.

One of Us is Next by Karen McManus

Date Posted: February 12 2020
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

A sequel to the best-selling One of Us Is Lying finds the Bayview friends targeted by an anonymous adversary who uses an increasingly dangerous truth-or-dare app to keep the late Simona's gossip legacy alive.

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: February 11 2020
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)


The story of a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship and love.

Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon

Book Categories: Historical Fiction
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: February 11 2020
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Three children orphaned in 1960s Laos meet a dedicated doctor who enlists them as motorcycle couriers in his effort to rescue civilians and find medical supplies.

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