Fiction

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

Date Posted: January 8 2019
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

More than 150 years after an artist's retreat on the banks of the Upper Thames ends in murder, theft and ruin, a London archivist is drawn by a striking photograph and a sketchbook to discover a manor's secrets.

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

Recommended By: Alene in Adult Reference
Date Posted: January 4 2019
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Hired by a millionaire from a vast barrier island home, an attorney learns the story of the new client's now-deceased friends, her determination to protect the land, clues about an unsolved murder, and her plans for heirs and descendants.

 

Elevation by Stephen King

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: December 11 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

In small-town Castle Rock, Scott Carey is losing weight and barely gets along with the married lesbians next door. But as the town resists the couple's efforts to open a restaurant, Scott confronts his own prejudices and intervenes to help, even as his mysterious illness inspires compassion.

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: November 28 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
An ode to kindness, sacrifice, and the power of small things traces the experiences of adventurous Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they embark on a road trip across Japan to visit three old friends.

 

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

Book Categories: Fiction
Recommended By: Ellen L. in Adult Ref
Date Posted: November 28 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

The story of two sisters separated by the Korean War follows Miran, who grows up living with her parents in a prosperous American suburb, and her sister Inja who struggles with life in war-torn Korea and ties to a family she doesn't remember.

Unsheltered (Audio) by Barbara Kingsolver

Book Categories: Fiction
Recommended By: Ellen L. in Adult Ref
Date Posted: November 26 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

The story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred, whether family or friends, and in the strength of the human spirit. Read by the author.

Brother by David Chariandy

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: November 24 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

A novel about the indignities, frustrations, and joy found in a Toronto public housing complex probes the ramifications of police violence on marginalized communities and delivers a nuanced portrait of a family struggling to stay afloat as circumstances stack against them.

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Book Categories: Fiction
Date Posted: November 24 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number.

Elevation by Stephen King

Book Categories: Fiction
Recommended By: Amy in Adult Reference
Date Posted: November 23 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
A timely, upbeat tale about the power of finding common ground traces the story of Scott Carey, whose mysterious affliction unites the small community of Castle Rock, Maine.

 

A Separation by Katie Kitamura

Book Categories: Fiction
Recommended By: Ellen L. in Adult Ref
Date Posted: November 21 2018
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Separating from her faithless husband, only to be drawn into the investigation of his disappearance, a young woman travels to a remote region of the southern Peloponnese, where she traces the failure of the relationship and discovers how little she knew about the man she once loved. At once cool and burning, the author's probing psychological tale benefits from its narrator's precise observations and nimble use of language.

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